What are musculoskeletal disorders?
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are conditions that can affect your muscles, bones, and joints. They include conditions such as:
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- rheumatoid arthritis
- bone fractures
They’re extremely common. Your risk of developing MSDs increases with age.
The severity of MSDs can vary. In some cases, they cause pain and discomfort that interferes with your everyday activities. Early diagnosis and treatment may help ease your symptoms and improve your long-term outlook.