The Musculoskeletal System provides form, support, stability and movement to the body. It is made up of bones of the skeleton, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and other connective tissues that support and bind tissues and organs together.
The main function of the Musculoskeletal System is movement. Muscles are the only tissues in the body that have the ability to contract and therefore help movement of other parts of the body.
The Musculoskeletal System plays several roles in the human body. It is essential for locomotion, maintenance of posture and body position, absorbing shock and heat, breathing and digesting food. These are just a few of the important functions that are performed by the Musculoskeletal System, there are many more.
The Musculoskeletal System creates movement, the primary function of the System, being production of voluntary gross and fine movements.
There are main functions of the Musculoskeletal System
Common disorders related to the Musculoskeletal System are
At Vedicure, modern medicine or Allopathy is equally important along with other therapies in the treatment of disorders related to the Musculoskeletal System. In case of swelling of the muscle or joints, Allopathic medicines are beneficial as they play a role of muscle relaxant giving instant relief. Supplement medicines like calcium, antioxidants or multivitamins are prescribed as per the need of the treatment.
At Vedicure, under Sanyukta Upchaar Paddhati®, Ayurvedic treatment is of prime importance to cure disorders related to the Musculoskeletal System. With the help of Ayurveda, it is possible to target the root cause of the ailment directly, therefore it proves to be really beneficial. One of the treatments, Basti in Panchakarma, is proven to be very effective.
In the treatment of disorders of the Musculoskeletal System, effective weight management is absolutely necessary. Therefore, Shuddhikaran, a procedure like Vaman and Virechan reduces weight that eventually reduces the pain of the weight bearing joints, knee joint and ankle joint. Local treatments like Janu Basti and Kati Basti help in joint lubrication.
At Vedicure, under Sanyukta Upchaar Paddhati®, a strong ability can be developed to restore muscle tone and function through Acupuncture. Thus, Acupuncture plays a significant function in treating disorders of the Musculoskeletal System by stimulating the nerves, muscles and connective tissues throughout the body with the goal of alleviating pain, tension and stress. It helps to relive from pain and stiffness of the muscle. It also helps in improving skeletal muscle atrophy. The act of rebalancing the energy flow through Acupuncture enables the body to repair itself.
The primary aim of Physiotherapy is pain relief and improved functioning of muscle. Exercise is the cornerstone of all Physiotherapy treatments. Physiotherapy helps in relieving pain, range of motion, muscle wasting, muscle atrophy and any deformity or functional inability of a patient. Through regular Physiotherapy sessions, one can experience improved local muscle functioning. With the help of local exercises, improvement can be experienced in terms of muscle sensorimotor functioning, joint stability and bio-mechanics. It also reduces pain, swelling, maintains range of motion and improves muscle strength.