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Musculoskeletal Clinic

When musculoskeletal pain—discomfort in your muscles, joints, bones or other soft tissues—hinders you from doing the things you enjoy most, our team will pinpoint your condition so you can live a more comfortable lifestyle.

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Less pain means you have more to gain

Musculoskeletal pain can stem from a bone fracture that takes longer than normal to heal. Or, it can be a symptom of a chronic condition, like arthritis. Certain musculoskeletal conditions can even heighten your sensitivity to joint pain or tenderness throughout the entire body.

Our goal is to manage your symptoms so you can gain a new, pain-free outlook on life. 

Senior woman rubbing her hands in discomfort from arthritis while sitting on sofa at home.


Many musculoskeletal problems result from joint injuries, chronic strain or overuse. They can also stem from conditions linked with aging, such as degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis. We treat a wide range of chronic and acute musculoskeletal conditions, including:

Lumbar degenerative disc disease
Ruptured tendons
Sports injuries
Work-related injuries


We use the latest imaging technology and diagnostics to safely examine your body's internal structure:



We can treat certain musculoskeletal conditions with lifestyle changes and medication, while others are better served by a minimally invasive surgical approach known as image-guided therapy.

If surgery proves to be the best treatment for your condition, your doctor will work hand-in-hand with their colleagues from a variety of surgical specialties — vascular surgery, orthopedics or neurosurgery — to create a treatment plan that’s uniquely you.

Non-surgical treatments

Non-surgical approaches are often the first line of treatment for your musculoskeletal pain, including:

  • Exercise
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Precisely guided, fluoroscopic spinal injection therapy

Image-guided therapy

Image-guided therapy is a minimally invasive way to surgically treat your musculoskeletal condition. Doctors use the following imaging technologies to visually navigate them through surgery the same way a GPS helps you arrive at a destination:

  • CT scan
  • Fluoroscopy 
  • Ultrasound

Because image-guided therapies require less downtime in recovery, you’ll be back to moving free from inflammation, aches and pains even faster.

Your wellness goals are our top priority, so we take extra measures to ensure you can accomplish them as quickly and safely as possible. Your doctor will incorporate rehabilitation into your care plan so you can adjust to safely moving around while recovering.

Kerry Ebert, MEd, OTR/L, adult occupational therapist, treating patient's arm.
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From regular office visits to inpatient stays, find the healthcare you need and deserve close to home.

Charles Cassidy, MD, Orthopaedist-in-Chief, examines the hands of patient in a clinic appointment at Tufts Medical Center.
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