musculoskeletal pain


Summary: Discomfort stemming from muscles, LIGAMENTS, tendons, and bones.

Top Publications

  1. Hernon M, Hall A, O Mahony J, Normand C, Hurley D. Systematic Review of Costs and Effects of Self-Management Interventions for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Spotlight on Analytic Perspective and Outcomes Assessment. Phys Ther. 2017;97:998-1019 pubmed publisher
    Evidence for the cost-effectiveness of self-management interventions for chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) lacks consensus, which may be due to variability in the costing methods employed.
  2. Toye F, Seers K, Allcock N, Briggs M, Carr E, Barker K. A synthesis of qualitative research exploring the barriers to staying in work with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Disabil Rehabil. 2016;38:566-72 pubmed
    ..Changes at a systems level are needed to facilitate continuance and return to work. Cultural changes in the way that we view people with pain would help to keep people in work. ..
  3. Cote J. Adaptations to neck/shoulder fatigue and injuries. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2014;826:205-28 pubmed publisher
  4. Weston E, Le P, Marras W. A biomechanical and physiological study of office seat and tablet device interaction. Appl Ergon. 2017;62:83-93 pubmed publisher
    ..The degree of recline should be limited, however, to prevent decreased lumbar lordosis resulting from posterior hip rotation in highly reclined postures. ..
  5. Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Rojas Garbanzo M, Aragon A, Carmenate Milián L, Benavides F. Effect of informal employment on the relationship between psychosocial work risk factors and musculoskeletal pain in Central American workers. Occup Environ Med. 2017;74:645-651 pubmed publisher
    ..the psychosocial demands experienced at work seems to contribute to the increase in health problems such as musculoskeletal pain (MSP)...
  6. Pelaez Ballestas I, Pons Estel B, Burgos Vargas R. Epidemiology of rheumatic diseases in indigenous populations in Latin-Americans. Clin Rheumatol. 2016;35 Suppl 1:1-3 pubmed publisher
  7. Santos A, Ramos H, Ramasamy G, Fernandes C. Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in a sample of migrant workers in the manufacturing industry in Malaysia. Public Health. 2014;128:759-61 pubmed publisher
  8. Crandall S, Howlett S, Keysor J. Exercise adherence interventions for adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Phys Ther. 2013;93:17-21 pubmed publisher
  9. Koonce R, Bravman J. Obesity and osteoarthritis: more than just wear and tear. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013;21:161-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Orthopaedic surgeons should be aware of the biomechanical and systemic implications of obesity with respect to OA so that patients may be counseled accordingly. ..

More Information


  1. Schäfer A, Joos L, Roggemann K, Waldvogel Röcker K, Pfingsten M, Petzke F. Pain experiences of patients with musculoskeletal pain + central sensitization: A comparative Group Delphi Study. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0182207 pubmed publisher
    Central sensitization (CS) is regarded as an important contributing factor for chronification of musculoskeletal pain (MSP). It is crucial to identify CS, as targeted multimodal treatment may be indicated...
  2. Fu S, Wang C, Yang R, Wu F, Hsiao F. Bisphosphonate Use and the Risk of Undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty in Osteoporotic Patients with Osteoarthritis: A Nationwide Cohort Study in Taiwan. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017;99:938-946 pubmed publisher
    ..Therapeutic Level III. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence. ..
  3. Robertson M, Huang Y, Lee J. Improvements in musculoskeletal health and computing behaviors: Effects of a macroergonomics office workplace and training intervention. Appl Ergon. 2017;62:182-196 pubmed publisher
    ..The intervention effect was stronger when management was responsive to workers' ergonomics needs. This study suggests that a macroergonomics intervention can produce beneficial effects for office and computer workers and organizations. ..
  4. Hirase T, Kataoka H, Inokuchi S, Nakano J, Sakamoto J, Okita M. Factors associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain in Japanese community-dwelling older adults: A cross-sectional study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017;96:e7069 pubmed publisher
    Identifying older adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) earlier is urgent because CMP is reportedly associated with deterioration in physical function, poor psychological status, and low physical activity level...
  5. Roll S. Injuries and prevention in health care providers. Work. 2012;42:309-10 pubmed
  6. Derry S, Wiffen P, Kalso E, Bell R, Aldington D, Phillips T, et al. Topical analgesics for acute and chronic pain in adults - an overview of Cochrane Reviews. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017;5:CD008609 pubmed publisher
    ..In acute musculoskeletal pain (strains and sprains) with assessment at about seven days, therapies were diclofenac Emulgel (78% Emulgel, ..
  7. Moberg L, Lunde L, Koch M, Tveter A, Veiersted K. Association between V?O2max, handgrip strength, and musculoskeletal pain among construction and health care workers. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:272 pubmed publisher
    ..Profession- and gender-specific associations between individual capacity and musculoskeletal pain have not been sufficiently investigated...
  8. Dietrich T, Agten C, Fürnstahl P, Vlachopoulos L, Pfirrmann C. The Legend of the Luschka Tubercle and Its Association With Snapping Scapulae: Osseous Morphology of Snapping Scapulae on CT Images. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017;209:159-166 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the superior angle of the scapula was significantly thicker and the subscapular fossa was significantly deeper in patients with snapping scapula than in control group subjects. ..
  9. Von Korff M. Tailoring chronic pain care by brief assessment of impact and prognosis: comment on "Point-of-care prognosis for common musculoskeletal pain in older adults". JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173:1126-7 pubmed publisher
  10. Chester R, Shepstone L, Lewis J, Jerosch Herold C. Predicting response to physiotherapy treatment for musculoskeletal shoulder pain: protocol for a longitudinal cohort study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013;14:192 pubmed publisher
    ..Clinicians may have some direction as to what key factors indicate a patient's likely response to physiotherapy. ..
  11. Telfer S, Obradovich N. Local weather is associated with rates of online searches for musculoskeletal pain symptoms. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0181266 pubmed publisher
    Weather conditions are commonly believed to influence musculoskeletal pain, however the evidence for this is mixed...
  12. Richette P. How safe is acetaminophen in rheumatology?. Joint Bone Spine. 2014;81:4-5 pubmed publisher
  13. Spence D. Bad medicine: co-codamol. BMJ. 2013;346:f1821 pubmed publisher
  14. Chopra A. The COPCORD world of musculoskeletal pain and arthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013;52:1925-8 pubmed publisher
  15. de Vos Andersen N, Kent P, Hjort J, Christiansen D. Clinical course and prognosis of musculoskeletal pain in patients referred for physiotherapy: does pain site matter?. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017;18:130 pubmed publisher
    ..This was a prospective cohort study of patients (n = 2,706) newly referred because of musculoskeletal pain to 30 physiotherapy practices from January 2012 to May 2012...
  16. Johnson E, Dickerson J, Vollmer W, Rowley A, Ritenbaugh C, Deyo R, et al. The feasibility of matching on a propensity score for acupuncture in a prospective cohort study of patients with chronic pain. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2017;17:42 pubmed publisher
    ..from a retrospective cohort and subsequently applied in a prospective cohort study of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain before the start of acupuncture or usual care treatment and enrollment in a comparative effectiveness study ..
  17. Jones G. Pain in children--a call for more longitudinal research. Pain. 2011;152:2202-3 pubmed publisher
  18. Becker A, Angerer P, Muller A. The prevention of musculoskeletal complaints: a randomized controlled trial on additional effects of a work-related psychosocial coaching intervention compared to physiotherapy alone. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2017;90:357-371 pubmed publisher
    ..The results suggest that the coaching, beyond physiotherapy, can support the reduction of MSC, the improvement of work ability and work-related wellbeing. ..
  19. Tennfjord M, Muleta M, Kiserud T. Musculoskeletal sequelae in patients with obstetric fistula - a case-control study. BMC Womens Health. 2014;14:136 pubmed publisher
    ..Women with obstetric fistula commonly experienced walking difficulties after the delivery, had often leg pain and reduced function in the ankle and knee joints that may have been compensated by increased motion and strength in the hip. ..
  20. Glinatsi D, Baker J, Hetland M, Hørslev Petersen K, Ejbjerg B, Stengaard Pedersen K, et al. Magnetic resonance imaging assessed inflammation in the wrist is associated with patient-reported physical impairment, global assessment of disease activity and pain in early rheumatoid arthritis: longitudinal results from two randomised controlled t. Ann Rheum Dis. 2017;76:1707-1715 pubmed publisher
    ..MRI-assessed inflammation, but not damage, in early RA wrists is associated with patient-reported physical impairment, global assessment of disease activity and pain and influences the physical function in the hand. NCT00660647. ..
  21. Dissing K, Hestbæk L, Hartvigsen J, Williams C, Kamper S, Boyle E, et al. Spinal pain in Danish school children - how often and how long? The CHAMPS Study-DK. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017;18:67 pubmed publisher
    ..The outcomes were based on weekly text messages (SMS) to the parents inquiring about the child's musculoskeletal pain, and on clinical data from examinations of the children. The 3-year prevalence was 55%...
  22. Thing J, Maruthappu M, Rogers J. Diagnosis and management of plantar fasciitis in primary care. Br J Gen Pract. 2012;62:443-4 pubmed publisher
  23. Babatunde O, Jordan J, van der Windt D, Hill J, Foster N, Protheroe J. Effective treatment options for musculoskeletal pain in primary care: A systematic overview of current evidence. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0178621 pubmed publisher
    b>Musculoskeletal pain, the most common cause of disability globally, is most frequently managed in primary care...
  24. Penney L, Ritenbaugh C, DeBar L, Elder C, Deyo R. Provider and patient perspectives on opioids and alternative treatments for managing chronic pain: a qualitative study. BMC Fam Pract. 2017;17:164 pubmed publisher were gathered to evaluate the outcomes of acupuncture and chiropractic (A/C) services for chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) using structured interview guides among patients with CMP (n?=?90) and primary care providers (PCPs) (..
  25. Cruz Almeida Y, Rosso A, Marcum Z, Harris T, Newman A, Nevitt M, et al. Associations of Musculoskeletal Pain With Mobility in Older Adults: Potential Cerebral Mechanisms. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017;72:1270-1276 pubmed publisher
    b>Musculoskeletal pain is highly prevalent and limits mobility in older adults. A potential mechanism by which pain affects mobility could be through its negative impact on the brain...
  26. Vlaeyen J, Linton S. Fear-avoidance model of chronic musculoskeletal pain: 12 years on. Pain. 2012;153:1144-7 pubmed publisher
  27. Mahler M, Fritzler M. Antinuclear antibodies in children. J Rheumatol. 2014;41:1260-2 pubmed publisher
  28. Andreucci MSc A, Campbell P, Dunn K. Are Sleep Problems a Risk Factor for the Onset of Musculoskeletal Pain in Children and Adolescents? A Systematic Review. Sleep. 2017;40: pubmed publisher
    b>Musculoskeletal pain is a major burden on the society. Adults with sleep problems are at higher risk of musculoskeletal pain onset, but there is no evidence for this relationship in children and adolescents...
  29. Waterbrook A, Balcik B, Goshinska A. Blood Glucose Levels After Local Musculoskeletal Steroid Injections in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus: A Clinical Review. Sports Health. 2017;9:372-374 pubmed publisher
    ..There were no adverse reactions or complications reported. Single, local soft tissue and intra-articular musculoskeletal CSIs are most likely safe in patients with well-controlled DM. ..
  30. Christensen J, Johansen S, Knardahl S. Psychological predictors of change in the number of musculoskeletal pain sites among Norwegian employees: a prospective study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017;18:140 pubmed publisher
    The pathogenesis of syndromes of widespread musculoskeletal pain remains an enigma...
  31. Valencia C, Kindler L, Fillingim R, George S. Stability of conditioned pain modulation in two musculoskeletal pain models: investigating the influence of shoulder pain intensity and gender. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013;14:182 pubmed publisher
    ..This study examined two different musculoskeletal pain models, clinical shoulder pain and an experimental model of shoulder pain induced with eccentric exercise ..
  32. Hoorweg B, Willemsen R, Cleef L, Boogaerts T, Buntinx F, Glatz J, et al. Frequency of chest pain in primary care, diagnostic tests performed and final diagnoses. Heart. 2017;103:1727-1732 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Musculoskeletal pain was the most frequent working (26.1%) and final diagnoses (33.1%)...
  33. Abe T, Kamada M, Kitayuguchi J, Okada S, Mutoh Y, Uchio Y. Is being a regular player with fewer teammates associated with musculoskeletal pain in youth team sports? A cross-sectional study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017;18:105 pubmed publisher
    b>Musculoskeletal pain (MSP) is a commonly reported symptom in youth sports players. Some sports-related risk factors have been reported, but previous studies on extrinsic risk factors did not focus on management of team members (e.g...
  34. Rash J, Toivonen K, Robert M, Nasr Esfahani M, Jarrell J, Campbell T. Protocol for a placebo-controlled, within-participants crossover trial evaluating the efficacy of intranasal oxytocin to improve pain and function among women with chronic pelvic musculoskeletal pain. BMJ Open. 2017;7:e014909 pubmed publisher
    ..the efficacy of intranasal oxytocin in improving pain and function among women with chronic pelvic musculoskeletal pain. Oxytocin is a neuropeptide traditionally recognised for involvement in labour, delivery and lactation...
  35. Baker S, McBeth J, Chew Graham C, Wilkie R. Musculoskeletal pain and co-morbid insomnia in adults; a population study of the prevalence and impact on restricted social participation. BMC Fam Pract. 2017;18:17 pubmed publisher
    Comorbidity is common in patients consulting in primary care. Musculoskeletal pain and insomnia each increase the risk of the other. Co-occurrence may pose an increased burden on well-being...
  36. Stanos S, Galluzzi K. Topical therapies in the management of chronic pain. Postgrad Med. 2013;125:25-33 pubmed
    ..Data suggest that topical therapies may offer a safe, well-tolerated, and effective alternative to systemic therapies in the treatment of patients with chronic, localized musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. ..
  37. Straube S, Croft P. Musculoskeletal pain in different occupational groups and different countries. Pain. 2013;154:773-4 pubmed publisher
  38. Leeder J, Gissane C, Van Someren K, Gregson W, Howatson G. Cold water immersion and recovery from strenuous exercise: a meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2012;46:233-40 pubmed publisher
  39. Hallbeck M, Lowndes B, McCrory B, Morrow M, Kaufman K, Lagrange C. Kinematic and ergonomic assessment of laparoendoscopic single-site surgical instruments during simulator training tasks. Appl Ergon. 2017;62:118-130 pubmed publisher
    ..LESS' cosmetic benefits continue to impact laparoscopic surgery and by enabling performance through improved instruments, ergonomic improvement for LESS can reduce negative impact on surgeon well-being and patient safety. ..
  40. Scott J, Sesay F, Massaquoi T, Idriss B, Sahr F, Semple M. Post-Ebola Syndrome, Sierra Leone. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016;22:641-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Survivors reported musculoskeletal pain (70%), headache (48%), and ocular problems (14%)...
  41. Li W, Ayers D, Lewis C, Bowen T, Allison J, Franklin P. Functional Gain and Pain Relief After Total Joint Replacement According to Obesity Status. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017;99:1183-1189 pubmed publisher
    ..Therapeutic Level II. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence. ..
  42. Uhl R, Roberts T, Papaliodis D, Mulligan M, Dubin A. Management of chronic musculoskeletal pain. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014;22:101-10 pubmed publisher
    Chronic musculoskeletal pain results from a complex interplay of mechanical, biochemical, psychological, and social factors. Effective management is markedly different from that of acute musculoskeletal pain...