The primary roles of the musculoskeletal muscle are movementof the body and support. It also has some smaller functions which are asfollows: protection of vital structures, provides body forms, enablesstability, stores salts and forms and supplies new blood cells. Disorder Description Treatments Preferred Treatment Tendinitis Inflammation and/or irritation of the Tendon.
Rest the injured area Over the counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen (non-sterodic) as it Putting the affected joint in a splint For the first 48 hours, ice the area a maximum of twice a day for 10-15 minutes and if the pain persists after 48 hours, use heat, such as a warm towel, to help relieve the pain. Taking a warm bath can also help relieve pain. Physical therapy: massaging the area may accelerate the healing process. Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation in the synovium/ Joints dues to a build-up of cells and fluid.
· Over the counter drugs, anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen. TendinitisTendinitis is a disorder you can gain from using anincorrect posture when doing household chores such as cleaning, gardening andalso from playing sport such as tennis and skiing. Tendinitis is theinflammation and/or irritation of a tendon.Symptoms:· Pain of which it worsens on movement· A feeing the tendon is moving/grating as itmoves· Heat, swelling and redness· A lump could develop on the tendonThese symptoms can last a few days or several months, it isbest to rest and ice the injured area as soon as you see any of these symptoms.If they persist or they becomeincreasingly worse consult your GP.Causes and risks:Some of the common causes of tendinitis are: sudden injuryand repetition of a movement over time.
This means it is more likely to affectpeople whose jobs involve repetitive movements, this causes the tendons tobecome aggravated.Some other risks of being more susceptible to tendinitisare:· Age: with age your tendons become less flexible,which could lead to aggravation if over used with the same movement.· Profession: if your job involves repetitivemovements then you are at a higher risk of getting tendinitis, for example,painters.
· Sports: sports such as tennis and swimming canlead to tendinitis. · Heath conditions: people with diabetes are morelikely to develop tendinitis.Treatment:· Rest the injured area· Over the counter pain relievers such asibuprofen (non-sterodic) as it · Putting the affected joint in a splint· For the first 48 hours, ice the area a maximumof twice a day for 10-15 minutes and if the pain persists after 48 hours, useheat, such as a warm towel, to help relieve the pain. Taking a warm bath canalso help relieve pain.
· Physical therapy: massaging the area may acceleratethe healing process.Rheumatoid ArthritisRheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease which causes swelling/inflammationand stiffness in the joint. Inflammation in the synovium is caused by a build-upof fluid and or cells.Symptoms· Joint pain· Swelling· Stiffness· Fatigue· Anaemia· Flu-like symptoms, for example feeling hot