Muscle strains and tendon sprains

Physiotherapy Services Ballito.

Amy Stranack is a physiotherapist who provides physiotherapy services Ballito. If you are looking for the best physiotherapy services Ballito you’ve come to the right place. Here physiotherapy services Ballito include: 

 

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Muscle Strains and Ligament Sprains

Physiotherapy treatment for Muscle strains and tendon sprains

Physiotherapy treatment for Muscle strains and tendon sprains in Ballito. We have  extensive experience in treating Physiotherapy treatment for Muscle strains and tendon sprains

Physiotherapy treatment for 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 the injury for this period of time and rest to give the body the best chance for healing. By the end of this time the body has formed a sticky mass of scar tissue which sticks to the bone beneath or the adjacent muscle and needs to be broken down and “trained” by specific soft tissue mobilisations performed by the Physiotherapist in order for a mobile, stretchy scar to form that can move freely with you.

This is important to prevent ongoing pain and future injury. Then rehabilitation is extremely important to retrain the nerve endings in the area with specific exercises and strengthen the muscles that have become weak since the injury.

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, this is why your need Physiotherapy treatment for Muscle strains and tendon sprains

It is important to leave the injury for this period of time and rest to give the body the best chance for healing. By the end of this time the body has formed a sticky mass of scar tissue which sticks to the bone beneath or the adjacent muscle and needs to be broken down and “trained” by specific soft tissue mobilisations performed by the Physiotherapist in order for a mobile, stretchy scar to form that can move freely with you.

This is important to prevent ongoing pain and future injury by getting Physiotherapy treatment for Muscle strains and tendon sprains. Then rehabilitation is extremely important to retrain the nerve endings in the area with specific exercises and strengthen the muscles that have become weak since the injury.

Conditions We Treat:

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

Trochanteric and Subacromial Bursitis

Bursae are small sacs of fluid that occur normally in various places in the body including on the side of your hip or upper thigh (trochanteric) and under the bone at the very top of your shoulder (subacromial).

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

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

Shoulder pain, rotator cuff tendinopathy and strains

The shoulder is held in place by a set of five very important muscles that attach to the shoulder blade called the infamous rotator cuff! The mistake so many patients make is to think of rotator cuff injuries as one size fits all when there is actually a long spectrum ranging from just overuse

Neck pain and headaches

Neck pain often comes from cervical postural syndrome which is caused by long periods spent driving or sitting at a computer for example in the incorrect position or posture which leads to certain muscles of the neck being placed under a lot of unnecessary load which leads to dysfunction in these muscles and trigger points being activated which can even cause referrals into the head and face.

Lower Back Pain and Sciatic Nerve Referral

Low back pain can come from the various components that make up this commonly affected area namely the lumbar spine made up of joints, discs and ligaments, muscles that protect and move the low back and the spinal cord and nerves.

Other conditions that Amy Stranack Physiotherapy can assist with include:

  • TMJ / conditions of the jaw
  • Whiplash
  • Hip, knee and shoulder replacements
  • Tendon and ligament, labrum and meniscus repair post operative care
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • ITB (iliotibial band syndrome) and runner’s knee
  • Calf tightness, Achilles tendinopathy and tears and shin splints