At Teesside Podiatry Clinic, we’re experts in all things feet. From general podiatry and chiropody to diabetes management, toenail surgery, fungal infections and more, our team are specialists in all forms of lower limb care. We’re also specialists in MSK and sports injuries, and have a range of clients who benefit from our modern, patient-focussed MSK treatments.
In this blog, we’ll explore everything you need to know about MSK. We’ll cover what MSK is, what constitutes an MSK injury, and the kinds of treatments offered at an MSK clinic. We’ll also explore the different sports injuries that might require MSK therapy or treatment.
Let’s start with what MSK refers to and what an MSK clinic actually is.
What is an MSK Clinic?
MSK is an abbreviation of musculoskeletal and refers to the body’s musculoskeletal system, which includes the muscles, bones, joints, limbs, and spine. An MSK clinic, then, is where you go if you’re in need of treatment for injuries to any of these areas.
Which takes us on to our next question.
What kinds of injuries do I need MSK therapy for?
MSK treatment from a podiatrist can be required for a range of different sports injuries. These include everything from Morton’s Neuroma to Achilles tendinopathies, IT band syndrome, shin splints, runner’s knee, and more.
If you aren’t sure what these feel like or whether you need to visit an MSK clinic for your sports injuries, visit our dedicated MSK treatment page to find out key information about each of them.
When should I visit an MSK clinic?
If you’re experiencing pain, tenderness, or burning sensations in any of your lower limbs, then it could be time to book an MSK appointment. A musculoskeletal consultant will be able to diagnose your symptoms in detail, and will also offer advice and treatments to help you recover.
It's important not to ignore any of the above symptoms if you’re a runner or involved in any kinds of sports on a regular basis. If you do ignore them, your injury may get worse the more you use your foot, ankle, or lower limbs. It’s therefore vital you get these kinds of issues seen to as quickly as possible, so you don’t jeopardise your long term recovery.
Where can I find an MSK specialist?
At Teesside Podiatry Clinic, our MSK team are able to help with all kinds of MSK treatment requirements. With experience managing and treating various different sports injuries, our experts can help you get back on your feet without fear of further damage to your feet, ankle, or any of your lower limbs.
Our MSK clinic is located at The House, 283 Acklam Road, Middlesbrough, and you can give our team a call on 0800 999 1844 to find out more about booking an appointment. To make things as simple as possible, you can also book an MSK appointment online.
Which MSK treatments are offered at Teesside Podiatry Clinic?
FMT, or foot mobilisation therapy, is one of the more popular treatments we offer as part of our MSK services. This involves MSK therapy sessions to treat joint misalignment and stiffness, as well as foot and ankle pain that may come from over exertion during sporting activities.
We also offer footwear and inner sole advice, so you don’t suffer more injuries during exercise, in addition to computerised gait analysis. Here, we assess structural alignment and function of the foot, knee, hip, pelvis, and all lower limbs, offering advice and treatments to reduce the reoccurrence of any injuries.
One of the more advanced MSK services we provide comes in the form of MLS class 4 laser treatments, which involves directing laser light energy onto damaged tissues to accelerate the healing process. It’s incredibly complex, technologically advanced stuff, and we’ve touched on it in more detail over on our MSK treatments web page.
And finally, we also carry out combination treatments in our MSK clinic. These kinds of treatments combine a number of cutting edge technologies and techniques to get you on the mend as quickly as possible.
Get in touch
If you’re looking for an MSK specialist in Teesside, then you’ve come to the right place. Book your MSK clinic appointment today, or to speak to one of our musculoskeletal consultants, give us a call on 0800 999 1844.
We look forward to speaking with you and providing you with a top-tier MSK treatment service.