Elbow, wrist and hand injuries treatment

Upper body injuries can result of traumatic injury, overuse or poor biomechanics.

Upper Body Injuries

Modern day lifestyles could cause neck pain as a result of prolonged sitting, driving or lack of movement. Long periods of sitting can lead to a weakened posture and neck hyperextension, this could result in neck pain, stiffness and lack of movement. When assessing and treating someone with neck pain we also consider the effect their lifestyle may have on their posture and biomechanics.  

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Hand and Wrist Symptoms

Dequervains Syndrome

Symptoms:

Pain around the base of the thumb

Stiffness and pain after using your thumb

Swelling and inflammation at the base of the thumb

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

The aims when treating this injury is to reduce tendon inflammation and pain, this can be done using a variety of treatments such as soft tissue massage, acupuncture, ultrasound and taping. Rehabilitation focuses on improving pain free movement and function.

Who can treat this injury:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports therapist

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Symptoms:

Pain or abnormal sensations in the thumb and every finger apart from the little finger.

Aching around the wrist and forearm.

Pain occurs gradually over time.

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

The aim when treating this injury is to decrease pain and improving function and strength, this can be done using treatment methods such as soft tissue massage, ultrasound and dry needling.

The aims of rehabilitation exercises are to improve pain free movement, function and strength.

Who can treat this injury:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports therapist
  • Soft tissue therapist

Golfers Elbow

Symptoms:

Pain on the inside of the elbow

Stiffness through the forearm, especially in the morning

Weakened grip

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

This injury can be treated using treatments such as soft tissue massage, acupuncture, myofascial cupping and taping. The aims of these treatments are to reduce soft tissue tightness and pain. Rehabilitation exercises focus on movement of the elbow and wrist and strength of the surrounding muscles.

Who can treat this injury:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports therapist
  • Soft tissue therapist

Tennis elbow

Symptoms:

Pain on the outside of the elbow joint

Stiffness in the morning which eases with movement

Weakened grip

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

This injury can be treated using treatments such as soft tissue massage, acupuncture, myofascial cupping and taping. The aims of these treatments are to reduce soft tissue tightness and pain. Rehabilitation exercises focus on movement of the elbow and wrist and strength of the surrounding muscles.

The aims of rehabilitation exercises are to improve pain free movement, function and strength.

Who can treat this injury:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports therapist
  • Soft tissue therapist

Elbow Symptoms

Elbow Symptoms

Symptoms experienced can range from

  • Hand and Shoulder Pain
  • Clicking
  • Tightness and Stiffness
  • Tingling and Pin and Needles
  • Grinding
Activities that can lead to elbow pain
  • Sport
  • Manual Labour
  • Gardening
  • Office Work
  • Overuse

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