It all starts with pain...
You might feel pain in different parts of your musculoskeletal system. We understand the impact of pain on all aspects of daily life. It all start from how you feel in your body and what activity you cannot do as easily as usual or maybe what is not possible anymore.
Painful conditions can place a considerable burden on people. In most people, it can affect the perception of general health, it can be associated with depressive symptoms. Pain can have considerable social and economical impacts by interfering with one's ability to work and carry out usual activities. It can also affect interactions and relationships.
What does my pain mean?
Pain can occur for a variety of reasons, and its mechanisms are highly complexes. Pain also has different type of presentation and can be described with a variety of terms. Check our page blog to learn more about the functioning of physical pain as well as the British pain society website. It can be very difficult to understand the reason of a certain type of pain without a professional assessment. Various types of pain in the same body part can mean different things and have different origins. As demonstrated below, a variety of conditions can cause pain. These conditions involve joints, muscles, nerves and tendons and can be extremely debilitating and overwhelming.
Should I wait for the pain to go away by itself?
If you're experiencing pain, it's generally a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice. Pain can be a signal that something might be wrong, and it could be important to understand the underlying cause. In some cases, pain may be temporary and resolves on its own. Over the counter analgesia such as paracetamol can help for mild to moderate pain. Relative rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) can also be helpful for minor injuries. However, persistent or severe pain may require medical attention. Ignoring or waiting too long to address certain types of pain could potentially lead to further complications. If you're unsure about what to do, contact us so we can evaluate your specific situation, provide a proper diagnosis, and recommend an appropriate course of action.
How long should I wait if I am in pain before seeking treatment?
The decision on when to seek advice for pain depends on various factors, including the severity and duration of the pain, as well as any accompanying symptoms. Ultimately, if you're unsure or concerned about your pain, it's better to consult with a healthcare professional sooner rather than later. Insight MSK can help determine the cause of the pain and recommend appropriate treatment options. Ignoring persistent or severe pain may lead to complications or delayed treatment of underlying issues.
When do I need surgery?
Surgery may be recommended for various conditions affecting the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other parts of the musculoskeletal system. The decision to undergo surgery is typically based on the severity of the condition, the extent of symptoms, and the response to conservative treatments. It's important to note that surgery is often considered after other less invasive treatment options have been explored. Always seek the guidance of a qualified healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate course of action for your musculoskeletal condition.
Should I still contact you if I am not sure what is happening?
Absolutely. If you're uncertain about your condition, experiencing persistent symptoms, or have concerns about your health, it's always a good idea to contact a healthcare professional. It's important not to ignore symptoms or delay seeking medical advice, especially if you're unsure about what might be causing your discomfort. Early intervention and proper medical guidance can often lead to better outcomes and prevent potential complications. If your symptoms are severe or if you experience a medical emergency, don't hesitate to seek immediate medical attention and call 999.
How can I know if you can help with my condition?
Contacting us is always going to be helpful. The most important thing we do is help assess your symptoms, and offer guidance on the appropriate course of action whether or not it is with our service. You will never be left unsure of what to do next. We are with you every step of the way to recovery.See our What to expect page for more details on what happens at the initial consultation.
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What our patients have to say:
“Max is a highly trained, responsive, competent, communicative, and caring practitioner and person. He has successfully treated me for the management of knee pain and other arthritic conditions over the last 5-6 years enabling me to live a physically active life. I really cannot recommend Max highly enough.”
Helena Davis, 55, Personal Assistant at Royal College of Psychiatrists