The Musculoskeletal System

By: Joshua and Eunice

Function and Organs

The function of the musculoskeletal system is:

  • protect and support internal structures/organs
  • allow movement
  • give shape to the body
  • produce blood cells
  • store calcium and store phosphorus
  • produce heat (The Musculoskeletal System. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2016.)


Organs in the musculoskeletal system are:

  • bones
  • muscles
  • ligaments
  • tendons
  • nerves
  • cartilage (The Musculoskeletal System. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2016.)


The musculoskeletal system works with other systems like the nervous system and the circulatory system.

Disorders in the Musculoskeletal System

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: When the area around the Carpal Tunnel nerves get irritated or swollen. It is caused by constant nonstop movement of the wrist which irritate the median nerve and cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.Treatment may include rest, ice, wrist splints, cortisone injections, and surgery. (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/basics/treatment/con-20030332)

Arthritis: Not much is known about arthritis there are hundreds of arthritis related diseases and disorders and only occurs in people as they get older. Medications, physical therapy, or sometimes surgery helps reduce symptoms. (http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/treatments/)

Tendonitis: Repeated strain on a tendon, attachment of a muscle to bone, can inflame the tendon resulting in pain and difficulty with movement involving the muscle. Tendons have a poor blood supply; therefore, they typically take a long time to heal on the order of six weeks or more. Treatment varies and often includes rest, pain relievers, and physical therapy. (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tendinitis/basics/definition/con-20020309)

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