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What causes musculoskeletal pain?

Rick Olderman
Physical Therapy

Musculoskeletal pain is often due to three problems that feed each other. There are anatomical changes such as tight or weak muscles. There are biomechanical issues such as whether your leg bone (femur) is moving well in the hip socket. And there are movement faults such as poor standing or walking habits. Movement faults reinforce the anatomical issues, which support the biomechanical changes, which help create the movement habits. This is a cycle of chronic pain that can happen anywhere in the body.

Fixing You: Hip & Knee Pain: Self-treatment for IT band friction, arthritis, groin pain, bursitis, knee pain, PFS, AKPS, and other diagnoses

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