Your musculoskeletal system — your muscles, bones, joints and tendons — allows you to move and go about the activities of your daily life. So return the favor and give it the support it needs to function well and be healthy.
To begin, keep inflammation in check. Inflammation is your body’s natural response to an injury or disease. “It can promote healing — but it can also be harmful if it lasts too long or affects healthy tissue,” says Jeffrey McConnell, MD, with Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute. In the musculoskeletal system, that can lead to swelling, pain and trouble doing your normal activities.