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Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist

Family Care & Wellness

Family Medicine located in Allen, TX

Pain is a signal your body sends to let you know something is wrong. Injury, overuse, and disease are common causes of musculoskeletal pain. Over the course of months and years, you may develop aches and pains, stiff or painful joints. At Family Care & Wellness in Allen, Texas, board-certified family medicine physician Tariq Mallick, MD, and Zayba Hoda, PA-C, take an integrated, evidence-based approach to health care and specialize in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal pain. They perform a full musculoskeletal exam to determine the needed steps to get you back to feeling well. For an appointment, contact the office by phone today.

Musculoskeletal Pain Q & A

What is musculoskeletal pain?

Musculoskeletal pain refers to any discomfort you feel in your muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, or nerves. You may experience the pain after an injury or from overuse. An underlying disease can also lead to musculoskeletal pain.

The type of pain you feel may depend on the cause and location of your discomfort. Your musculoskeletal pain may be a chronic dull ache or a severe, sharp debilitating pain. Your pain may also radiate to other areas of your body or cause other symptoms, such as tingling, burning, or numbness. 

For some, their musculoskeletal pain is acute and will resolve over time once the initial injury has healed. However, depending on the cause of your discomfort, musculoskeletal pain can become chronic, lasting months or years. 

What are the types of musculoskeletal pain?

There are many types of musculoskeletal pain. The team at Family Care & Wellness treats a wide variety of types of pain, most often including:

  • Arthritis
  • Muscle sprains
  • Back pain
  • Body aches
  • Joint pain

Whether your pain is new or ongoing, the team at Family Care & Wellness provides the focused and proactive treatment you need to alleviate your discomfort and improve your quality of life. 

What can I expect during a musculoskeletal pain appointment?

You can expect comprehensive care when you come in to see the family medicine experts at Family Care & Wellness for management of your musculoskeletal pain. The team takes a patient-centered approach to care, focusing on your whole health, not just your symptoms.

During your appointment, the team asks detailed questions that help them determine the underlying cause of your musculoskeletal pain, including your symptoms, when the pain started, and your medical history. The team then completes a physical exam, which may include X-rays or MRIs to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis.

How is musculoskeletal pain treated?

Treatment for your musculoskeletal pain is individualized based on the cause of your pain, the severity of your symptoms, and your overall health. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Trigger point injection
  • Activity modification
  • Exercise program
  • Physical therapy

The team partners with you and schedules regular follow-ups so they can monitor you and your pain and adjust your plan as needed. 

To schedule an appointment for management of your musculoskeletal pain, call Family Care & Wellness today.