Musculoskeletal System Assessment

Key Takeaways

  • Common symptoms related to the MSK system can include headache, pain, stiffness, muscle tightness, numbness, weakness, muscle twitches, fatigue, mobility, redness, swelling, temperature change, deformities, and psychological distress.
  • The objective assessment of the MSK system involves a brief scan, as well as inspection, palpation, range of motion, manual muscle testing, and sometimes auscultation, depending on the affected area.
  • The objective assessment is performed in sequential order to minimize position changes.
  • Health promotion interventions should be developed with the client to address what is important to them.


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