Musculoskeletal disorders are problems affecting the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves or other soft tissues and joints. The back, neck and upper limbs are particularly at risk. The aims of the NHSGGC Guidance for Managing Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) are to:
The document provides links to NHSGGC's Occupational Health Physiotherapy return to work process and self referral service.
Information relating to treating minor musculoskeletal injures associated with the areas of the body below can be found at www.nhsinform.co.uk/injuries/muscle-bone.
Upper body - Neck / Shoulder / Elbow / Wrist, hand and fingers
Lower body - Hip / Thigh / Knee / Calf / Ankle / Foot
In addition to the above, NHS 24 have developed a free App for people with a musculo-skeletal disorder called ‘NHS 24 MSK Help’. It is available from both iTunes and Google Play Store for Android and 'i' devices.