Affected Body Parts

No matter your age, constant body ache can affect anyone.  Two of the most common body aches are muscle pain and joint pain.   Some of the most commonly affected areas of the body include the foot, ankle, elbow, knee, calf, thigh, shoulder, back, hip, and ribs or abdomen area.  Follow the links below to learn more:

Foot and Ankle 

Elbow

Knee

Shoulder

Back, Hip & Ribs

 

Muscle Pain

Musculoskeletal pain can be caused by disorders of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bursae, or a combination.  Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are injuries or pain in the body's joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons, and structures that support limbs, neck and back. MSDs are degenerative diseases and inflammatory conditions that cause pain and impair normal activities.

Repetitive Strain Injury

Musculoskeletal injuries are a range of disorders involving muscles, bones, tendons, blood vessels, nerves and other soft tissues. The most common term used to describe these disorders is Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).

Joint Pain

Joint pain may or may not be related to joint inflammation (called arthritis). Arthritis may cause swelling as well as pain.  A wide variety of disorders can cause arthritis, including inflammatory arthritis (such as rheumatoid arthritis), osteoarthritis, gout and related disorders and injuries affecting the part of a bone inside a joint.  Pain resulting from arthritis is typically worse when the joint is moved but usually is present even when the joint is not being moved. Sometimes pain originating in structures near the joint, such as ligaments, tendons, and bursae, seems to be coming from the joint.