Shoulder, elbow and wrist pain – 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.
A painful chain of events
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 Sport 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:
- frozen shoulder
- sprains, strains and fractures
- carpal tunnel and other nerve compressions
- rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
- tendon and nerve injuries
- tumours, ganglions and cysts
- 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 Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy will get to the cause of your pain and help bring relief.
Your progression 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.
- Hyrotherapy is an effective way to strengthen your shoulders and improve range of motion.
- We’ll suggest small lifestyle changes to protect your shoulders.