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Elbow Pain Physiotherapy

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Elbow Pain Physiotherapy At Sydney Physio Clinic

The elbow joint is the area of union where the three long bones of the upper limb meet, as well as this there are a multitude of muscles, tendons, ligaments, a joint capsule and nerves attaching to or passing through the area all capable of causing pain, loss of strength, movement limitation and functional impairment requiring elbow pain physiotherapy.
Sydney CBD physiotherapy clinics will frequently deal with people complaining of elbow conditions, commonly conditions requiring elbow pain physiotherapy can be the result of overuse such as in the case of tendinopathies like “tennis and golfers elbow” or suffer more traumatic causes of elbow pain following falls like fractures to the neck of the radius or ligament and capsular injuries as a result of contact sports. The elbow is also a common site for referred pain meaning pain presenting in the elbow but originating from areas outside the elbow. Common areas capable of referring pain into the elbow includes the neck or shoulder. As a result of there being multiple potential causes of elbow pain Sydney CBD physiotherapy clinics need to be experienced in correctly diagnosing the source of the elbow pain so treatment can focus on dealing with the appropriate contributing structures.

Common Sources Of Elbow Pain Seen In Sydney CBD Physiotherapy Clinics

  • Tendinopathy including “tennis elbow” and “golfers elbow
  • Fractures
  • Ligament sprain
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Bursitis
  • Referred pain

Signs, Symptoms and Diagnosing Elbow Pain

Common signs and symptoms associated with elbow pain is a weak grip and difficulty trying to grasp objects, soreness around the elbow prominences, pain making a fist or opening up your fingers, as well as a dull ache at rest. Sydney Physio Clinic has vast experience dealing with elbow pain physiotherapy, elbow pain responds favorably to physiotherapy intervention when early treatment is sought however some elbow conditions can take considerable time often many months to heal when the diagnosis is incorrect or the condition is neglected early on and receiving treatment is delayed.
Accurate diagnosis is crucial to the correct management of any elbow pain, patients who receive accurate assessment and early treatment typically respond extremely quickly to physiotherapy treatment restoring normal levels of pain and function.

Managing Elbow Pain At Sydney Physio Clinic

When dealing with elbow pain often looking at sporting, exercise or task technique is required  as poor technique may place too much strain on the elbow causing overuse injuries. Using inappropriate equipment during sport or work can cause pain and overuse if, for example someone is using the wrong racquet grip size or mouse arrangement, and despite receiving the best treatment if equipment or technique issues are not remedied then pain will most likely continue, recovery will be delayed and pain will quickly return on resumption of activity if it ever settles. Thinking outside the square is important for all Sydney CBD physiotherapy practitioners when managing elbow complaints, looking at ergonomic adjustment to provoking activities, conditioning necessary muscles and considering other areas related either directly or indirectly such as the neck and shoulder all as well as appropriate manual techniques to promote healing, at Sydney Physio Clinic we thrive on the challenge treating elbow pain physiotherapy complaints can bring.

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