Elbow, Ankle & Hip Injuries

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Elbow, Ankle & Hip Injuries

Elbow injuries

The elbow is a complex joint system, and injuries may cause significant arm pain and loss of movement/strength in your arm.

Injuries include for example:

  • Tennis elbow (Lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial epicondylitis)
  • Elbow bursitis
  • Elbow sprains, dislocations and fractures

If you are suffering elbow pain prompt diagnosis and treatment is vital, to manage your symptoms and return to your original activity or highest possible function.

Foot and ankle injuries

Injury to your foot or ankle may cause pain, swelling and stiffness - affecting your ability to carry out day to day activities and sports activities. Encompassing a number of joints and muscles, the foot and ankle are designed to provide stability, move your body and absorb shock as you walk, run and jump.

Common injuries include:

  • Ankle ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendon damage, for instance Achilles tendon
  • Plantar fascitis
  • Stress fractures

If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain, to enhance healing and return you to improved function seek early physiotherapy treatment.

Hip pain

All age groups can suffer from pain and discomfort in the hip area. The hip joint is integrated with your pelvis and lower back, and can be affected by the biomechanics of your knee, foot and ankle.

Given the hip’s complexity, it is vital to consult a skilled physiotherapist to diagnose the exact source of your hip pain and rehabilitate your hip successfully.

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