SHOULDER, ELBOW & WRIST PAIN

SHOULDER, ELBOW AND
WRIST PAIN

Did you know?

  • Your shoulder is prone to injury because it’s one of the most mobile joints in your body.
  • Conditions like tennis elbow and golfer’s wrist make it painfully clear that repetitive movements can cause problems over time.
  • Long hours typing can cause an injury in your elbow or wrist.

 

In many cases, pain in your shoulder, elbow or wrist can be caused by a problem ‘further up the chain’.

Shoulder pain can stem from your neck and, similarly, an injury or problem in your shoulder can have a nasty flow on effect to your elbow, wrist or hand.

An example of this is how a compressed ulnar nerve in your elbow can cause pins and needles or numbness in your fingers.

RELIEF IS 
AT HAND 

Did you know?

  • Your shoulder is prone to injury because it’s one of the most mobile joints in your body.
  • Conditions like tennis elbow and golfer’s wrist make it painfully clear that repetitive movements can cause problems over time.
  • Long hours typing can cause an injury in your elbow or wrist.
 

In many cases, pain in your shoulder, elbow or wrist can be caused by a problem ‘further up the chain’.

Shoulder pain can stem from your neck and, similarly, an injury or problem in your shoulder can have a nasty flow on effect to your elbow, wrist or hand. An example of this is how a compressed ulnar nerve in your elbow can cause pins and needles or numbness in your fingers.

At Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, we get to the cause of your pain and bring relief.

Our team treats a range of conditions that affect shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands including:

  • Tendonitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sprains, strains and fractures
  • Carpal tunnel and other nerve compressions
  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
  • Tendon and nerve injuries
  • Swelling, and
  • Pins and needles or numbness.
 

Our treatments and suggested exercises:

  • Reduce pain
  • Relieve symptoms
  • Protect fractures
  • Improve movement
  • Strengthen muscles, and
  • Promote ligament healing.

SHOULDER PAIN
A COMPLEX AND CLOUDY ISSUE

Your shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in your body. This mobility is a double-edged sword.

The fact that you can reach, twist and stretch so freely means the shoulder joint is less stable – leaving it prone to injury in the face of a sudden jolt or repetitive use.

The reasons for shoulder pain can be complex or clouded by coincidental findings in scans. Shoulder pain can also stem from a problem in your neck.

The team at Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy will get to the cause of your pain and help bring relief.

YOUR PROGESSION TO
SHOULDER PAIN RELIEF

When you come to our clinic, your physiotherapist will get to know your history, take you through a thorough assessment process and answer any of your questions.

Once we have an accurate picture of your condition we:

  • Talk to you about the best treatment options
  • Create a personalised rehabilitation program
  • Suggest exercises for you to do at home, and
  • Give you strategies to manage and minimise your pain.
 

Our qualified physiotherapists successfully treat a whole range of shoulder injuries and chronic conditions.

  • Gentle hands-on physiotherapy is often the best starting point to ease shoulder pain and improve mobility.
  • Physiotherapy is an effective way to strengthen your shoulders and improve range of motion.
  • We’ll suggest small lifestyle changes to protect your shoulders.
 

ELBOW PAIN
MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK

Elbow pain and injury isn’t just caused by heavy work and tennis.

Your elbows work hard, day-in and day-out. In many cases that work is light, but it’s often repetitive.

And it’s the repetition that puts a strain on your joint and can cause problems over time – in your elbow, your wrist or hands.

Light repetitive work like typing, fine assembly work or the movements associated with food preparation can cause discomfort, result in nerve entrapment or lead to repetitive strain injuries.

This can lead to pain and poor mobility.

Of course, elbow pain can also stem from a range of other problems including trauma (such as from a fall) or osteoarthritis.

No matter what the cause, an assessment and treatment from the team at Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy can help.

YOUR PROGESSION TO
ELBOW PAIN RELIEF

When you come to our clinic, your physiotherapist will get to know your history and take you through a thorough assessment process to get to the cause of your pain.

We may suggest an x-ray or other scan.

Once we have an accurate picture of your condition we:

  • Talk to you about the best treatment options
  • Create a personalised rehabilitation program
  • Suggest exercises for you to do at home, and
  • Give you strategies to manage and minimise your pain.
 

While physiotherapy is a highly effective way to relieve elbow pain, it can be hard to completely avoid triggers. Because of this, long-term management is vital. Consider us your management team.

  • Early physiotherapy can relieve elbow pain.
  • Strapping to support the joint and ligaments.
  • Education on how to manage your condition: such as tips on rest breaks, stretching and appropriate gripping technique.
 

WRIST PAIN
EARLY INTERVENTION IS KEY

We use our wrists and hands to carry out a wide range of simple and complex tasks. We use them to create and often to communicate.

So, it’s hardly surprising that the joints and ligaments involved are prone to repetitive strain injury. Arthritis is also common in hands and wrists. And, as our first line of defence when we fall, they’re also prone to fracture or sprains.

No matter what the cause, don’t ignore wrist or hand pain – an early assessment and treatment from the team at Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy will help you recover faster.

YOUR PROGESSION TO
WRIST PAIN RELIEF

When you come to our clinic, your physiotherapist will get to know your history and take you through a thorough assessment process to get to the cause of your pain.

We may suggest an x-ray or other type of scan.

Once we have an accurate picture of your condition we:

  • Talk to you about the best treatment options
  • Create a personalised rehabilitation program
  • Suggest exercises for you to do at home, and
  • Give you strategies to manage and minimise your pain.

When it comes to your wrist or hand, early treatment is vital to avoid long-term pain and injury.

  • If a fracture is present, a splint or cast can protect the injury.
  • Gentle rehabilitation to regain movement and flexibility.
  • Education around rest breaks, stretching and gripping technique.
  • We’ll suggest simple lifestyle changes to help in the long-term management of your condition.

GET HELP NOW

Shoulder, elbow and wrist problems can get worse and take more time to treat the longer you leave them. If you or a family member is experiencing shoulder, elbow or wrist pain, don’t wait – get help from an experienced physiotherapist. You can be confident our qualified and highly skilled physiotherapists will do all they can to get to the source of your pain and bring relief.

Call Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy today on 4721 7798 or email: info@progressiverehab.com.au

Suzanne graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Sports and Exercise Science) in 2015. She then went on to continue her studies at Macquarie University graduating from the Doctor of Physiotherapy post-graduate degree in June 2019.

Since graduating, Suzanne has worked in the local Penrith area in both private practice and Sports Physiotherapy. Suzanne has worked with sporting teams including Penrith District Netball Association, Mt Druitt Rangers (NPL), Penrith Valley Figure Skating Club, and local dance and cheer schools. 

Suzanne has a particular interest in working with artistic athletes including cheerleaders and dancers. She has a professional background in both cheer and dance and has previously worked as both a cheer coach and dance teacher. Suzanne’s previous experiences are an invaluable resource to her as a physiotherapist, as she has a thorough understanding of the level of physical fitness and skill acquisition that these athletes must have in order to be successful on stage and in competition.

Suzanne’s other areas of clinical interest reside in lower limb musculoskeletal injuries, spinal pathologies and women’s health.

Nathanial graduated as a physiotherapist in 2012 which saw him work in private practice and hospital settings gaining experience in all areas of physiotherapy including hand therapy, splinting/casting, pre/post-operative care, Men’s Health and general musculoskeletal, occupational and sports physiotherapy. Since then he has gone on to complete further studies in physiotherapy enabling him to be the only dual titled Musculoskeletal, Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist in Penrith.

Nathanial has a strong background in sports physiotherapy achieving accreditation with NSWIS as a service provider and working with many elite sports teams.

Nathanial has a particular interest in working with elite athletes, complex cases and in particular assessment and management of knee, hip and shoulder pain.

Andrea graduated from the Australian Catholic University completing her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2018 and Master’s of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2020. After graduating she attained accreditation with ESSA as an Exercise Physiologist.

During her studies she gained clinical experience in both hospital and private practice settings, working in the cardiac rehabilitation program, heart failure service and mental health unit at Nepean Hospital. And at the ACU Exercise and Lifestyle Clinic working with clients with neurological conditions, cancer and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

Since graduating, Andrea enjoys working with a variety of clients. She has a particular interest in treating musculoskeletal injuries and neurological conditions, striving to help people increase their functional capacity to get them back to work, sport or the things they love doing.