The musculoskeletal system includes bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissues. They work together to support your body’s weight and help you move.
The parts of the musculoskeletal system are:
Bones - provide structure and form for your body. They work with muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues to help you move.
Cartilage:A type of connective tissue, cartilage cushions bones inside your joints, along your spine and in your ribcage. You also have cartilage in your nose, ears, pelvis and lungs.
Joints:Bones come together to form joints.
Muscles:Each muscle is made of thousands of stretchy fibers. Your muscles allow you to move, sit upright and stay still.
Ligaments:Made of tough collagen fibers, ligaments connect bones and help stabilize joints.
Tendons:Tendons connect muscles to bones. Made of fibrous tissue and collagen, tendons are tough but not very stretchy.
Hundreds of conditions can cause problems with the musculoskeletal system. Here are a few.
Aging - Osteoporosis, Pain, Stiffness, decreased range of motion, bone fractures
Arthritis - Pain, inflammation and joint stiffness result from arthritis, osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, gout
Back problems - Back pain, muscle spasms, herniated disk, spinal stenosis, scoliosis.
Injuries:Hundreds of injuries can affect bones, cartilage, muscles and connective tissues. Injuries can result from overuse, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, sprains, muscle tears, broken bones any injury to tendons, ligaments
If you would like to have a more tailored approach to your health concerns you can book in to see our Herbal Naturopath. (you will be transferred to our sister companies online booking service) She will look at you as an individual and look into your specific needs through holistic and evidence-based approach to wellness. Herbal Naturopathic principles are based on treating each person as an individual and treatment plans are designed to treat you as a whole person and not just your presenting symptoms.