Muscle, bone, and joint health

Musculoskeletal disorders—the formal name for muscle, bone, and joint issues—are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and can have a huge impact on your quality of life. These disorders limit your normal physical activity due to injury, pain, or disease of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, be sure to take the symptoms seriously, and seek medical care as soon as possible.

Your personal muscle, bone, and joint health checklist

There are plenty of actions you can take to bolster your muscle, bone, and joint health to prevent future pain and injury. You can get started right now.

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Answer a few questions to get your personalized to-do list to help keep you feeling your best.

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Preventing musculoskeletal pain and injury

As with many other health concerns, focusing on prevention is worth the effort.

Here’s how your Adobe benefits can be a big part of your musculoskeletal health game plan.

Check your workspace

Get moving

Fuel your body

Reduce stress

Schedule your annual physical with your primary care physician

Complete a health assessment

If you’re experiencing symptoms

If you’re feeling some pain or discomfort, don’t ignore it! Timely intervention can keep a small problem from becoming a bigger issue.

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I need to build some healthy habits

Your Adobe benefits can help make a change for the better.

I feel discomfort when sitting at my desk

Check the ergonomics of your workspace.

Take a look at this quick posture guide [PDF] to see if you’re properly positioned.

For a more comprehensive look at your space, start with a self-paced virtual ergonomic assessment, powered by ergoIQ.

I suffer from chronic pain

Talk to your doctor, and explore your care options.

I have lower back pain

Acting early can help avoid more serious problems later.

First, pay attention to your symptoms and what might cause the pain—like sitting at your desk for a long time.

Stress is contributing to my pain

Feeling calmer and more relaxed can help relieve physical discomfort.

I injured myself

Get the care you need without delay.

If you need care right away, and your injury is not life-threatening, an in-network urgent care facility is probably your best bet for quick, appropriate care.

Not sure whether to go to the emergency room? Check Aetna’s guide to urgent care versus the ER.

If you’re a Kaiser member, call the number on the back of your ID card for advice.

I got hurt at work

Report what happened, whether you have sudden back pain after lifting something heavy, or a sore knee after slipping and falling.

First, get the care you need. If you’re in the office, call Adobe Security for assistance at 408-536-4444 (ext. 6-4444), or dial 9-911.

Then, contact the Employee Resource Center (ERC) at 408-536-4357, or submit a case via the Support Center to report your injury. The ERC can help determine if you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Learn about workers’ comp and leaves of absence.

I’m considering surgery

Explore your options to make the best choice for you.

If you’re considering elective surgery, get a no-cost second opinion on your treatment options from Teladoc Medical Experts for peace of mind.

Don’t delay

Studies show that the longer you delay getting treatment for a musculoskeletal issue, the longer it takes to recover, the more expensive the required treatment, and the greater the chances of a recurring problem.

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Recovering from an injury

Recovering from an injury can be a long process, but taking the proper steps to fully recover is worth the time. As you work with your doctors and follow their advice, you can reduce your chance of pain or reinjury in the future.

Consider using these resources as additional support in your recovery journey.

Stay accountable with LifeDojo

LifeDojo coaches can help you stick to your physiotherapy program or other medical recommendations with regular check-ins and realistic goal setting.

Find mindfulness with Headspace

Through your free Headspace membership, you can practice mindfulness to support your mental and physical recovery. These resources might be particularly helpful (and there are a lot more to explore):

  • Sports recovery course
  • Managing anxiety course
  • Navigating change course
  • Pain management course
  • Pain at night meditation

Consider emotional support with Spring Health

Caring for your mental wellbeing is an important part of physical recovery. Through Spring Health, you can access 10 free confidential counseling sessions to support your mental health needs. You also have access to resources to help you along the way.

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