Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow

Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow

If you stand with your arms by your side with your palms facing forwards then tennis elbow is when the pain is on the side of your elbow that is furthest away from your body and golfer’s elbow is on the side closest to your body. Both are conditions of the tendons that move your wrist up and down and definitely are not limited to those who play tennis or golf. As a Physiotherapist I

Muscle strains and tendon sprains

Muscle strains and tendon sprains

For the first 12 days after a muscle (strain) or ligament (sprain) tear the body sends inflammation to the area which contains the ingredients necessary for healing but this inflammation also contains chemicals that irritate the nerve endings which is what causes pain. It is important to leave

Arthritis

Arthritis

What is very important to remember with arthritis is that it does not develop overnight and could have been there for years before the pain started. Also that arthritis is a normal aging process that will be

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Often when a shoulder injury is left untreated for a prolonged period it can lead to a frozen shoulder which is when the capsule around the shoulder joint becomes extremely stiff and results in very limited shoulder movement for up to 2 years! This is what we always try to avoid