Injuries or discomfort in the shoulder and elbow are extremely common.
The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body and can therefore be unstable. It is vulnerable to injuries from sport and falls as well as repetitive movements of the joint from overhead work
Dislocations, Frozen shoulder, rotator cuff-related and AC joint disorders are some of the more common problems seen by health professionals.
Given the complexity of the shoulder area along with the range of motion that it allows, rehabilitation following an injury needs to be taken seriously in order to regain maximum mobility.
The muscles and tendons that control many of the movements of the wrist and fingers are attached to the bones in the elbow region.
Tendonitis of the elbow, more commonly known as tennis elbow, is a painful disorder that happens when some of the tendons become damaged and inflamed. This can be caused by a number factors and, surprisingly, the number of tennis players who present with the disorder are far outnumbered by people who work in building, food processing, manufacturing and forestry where repetitive use of the forearm muscles is required.
Other causes of elbow pain include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, bursitis and arthritis.
The team at Accelerate Physiotherapy will work closely with you to determine the cause of discomfort and take steps to assist you to reduce, if not eliminate, the pain.