Musculoskeletal Conditions

Advanced Arthritis Solutions

Margaret Gradzka, M.D.

Rheumatologist located in Fairfax, VA

At Advanced Arthritis Solutions in Fairfax, Virginia, Dr. Margaret Gradzka and her team are experts at the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Using both conventional and alternative techniques, Dr. Gradzka will create a specific treatment plan to get you on the road to recovery as soon as possible. If you have a musculoskeletal condition or suspect you might, call or schedule an appoint online today to explore your treatment options.

Musculoskeletal Conditions Q & A

What are musculoskeletal conditions?

A musculoskeletal condition is any medical condition that affects your muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, or joints. When these tissues are injured, you will likely experience both short- and long-term pain, limited mobility, and decreased ability to do certain tasks like lifting or walking.

According to the World Health Organization, musculoskeletal conditions and injuries are the second leading cause of disability worldwide. At Advanced Arthritis Solutions, Dr. Gradzka and her team know that proper care and treatment of these injuries can boost your quality of life for the long term.

Musculoskeletal conditions can be the result of trauma or overuse or may occur due to an inflammatory or autoimmune disorder. Regardless of the cause, treatment is necessary to avoid the long-term, painful effects of the injury or condition.

What causes musculoskeletal conditions?

Dr. Gradzka has more than 20 years of experience treating musculoskeletal conditions brought on by a variety of causes such as trauma, overuse, and inflammatory or autoimmune conditions.

Musculoskeletal conditions that result from trauma or overwork include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Bone fractures
  • Muscle, ligament, or tendon tears and strains
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Degenerative disc disease

Inflammatory or autoimmune conditions that can contribute to the injury of your musculoskeletal system include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus
  • Bone cancers
  • Myeloma
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Scleroderma
  • Pseudogout

How are musculoskeletal conditions treated?

Dr. Gradzka offers both conventional and natural alternative methods for treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Conventional treatment options include:

  • Medication therapy
  • Steroid therapy
  • Heat/cold therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Nutritional supplemental
  • Occupational therapy
  • Bone/muscle/joint splinting
  • Massage therapy

She also offers a number of alternative approaches for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, including:

BioFlex Laser TherapyⓇ

This cold laser therapy is a safe, drug-free way to reduce inflammation and promote healing on a cellular level.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

PRP therapy utilizes the healing powers of the blood cells in your own body to help treat specific areas of injury.

HivamatⓇ deep oscillation therapy

This is an electrostatic therapy that utilizes small, safe electric pulses that allow for healing to begin deep inside your injured tissues.

Each of these cutting-edge alternative treatments represents Dr. Gradzka’s commitment to offering the most up-to-date and diverse treatment options to ensure the best results. To learn more, call Advanced Arthritis Solutions or schedule an appointment online today.