Elbows are not the most loved or respected joints. Nobody ever says “My, what attractive elbows you have.” Yet, without them we’d only be able to carry things at arm’s length. In fact most sports, and even feeding ourselves, would be impossible.
If you’ve injured your elbow, or developed golfer’s or tennis elbow you’ll know how frustrating it is when they hurt.
Sometimes the injury is prevented from healing by problems with muscles or joints in the shoulder or upper back (this is particularly true in tennis and golf players as they don’t just use their elbow when they play!)
So essentially, any work or sporting activity where the wrist has to be flexed and extended again and again can make you susceptible to this type of injury.
Hi, I’m Brooke Robinson, one of the senior osteopaths in the clinic.
I want you to know that our free 20 minute appointments are there to give you an opportunity to tell us about your pain and for us to work out whether we can help you.
We know that it can be hard to work out which therapy might help you so please use one of these 20 minute free consultations if you don’t know what to do. Come and talk to us.
We understand hand, arm and shoulder pain because we see and treat it on a regular basis in the clinic. Treatment could have you returning to your normal daily activities, so don’t let the pain get you down!
Before treating you we’ll take a full medical case history. We’ll want to know about past injuries and illnesses, and about any medication you’re taking. We’ll examine the injury and look at how it’s effected by other areas of your body. We might also carry out orthopaedic, neurological or other medical tests. This is so we know it is safe and appropriate to treat you. If we think you need to be referred for scans or investigations, that’s what we’ll do.
Once we have made a diagnosis we will explain this to you and to talk you through the treatment options available to you. Our aim is always to find the underlying cause, so we can stop the pain, and also to help you find ways to prevent it coming back.
• Soft tissue techniques,
• Joint mobilisation,
• Spinal manipulation,
• Exercise advice
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