Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylopathy) is a painful condition that happens when the tendons in your elbow are overloaded and used more than they can handle. This can be from classically doing too many one handed back hand shots in tennis, but more commonly from things that require lots of hand gripping like gardening, lifting weights, and even just keyboard typing!
Cervical Radiculopathy is a neck and arm condition that happens when the nerves coming out of the neck become irritated, often causing neck pain that can spread down into the shoulders, middle back, arm, hands, and fingers. Some people even get pins and needles, numbness, and weakness in their hands and can start dropping things! Managing this condition takes time, and if done well, can prevent the need for any surgery.
Feeling pain under your heel or arches when you first get up in the morning and take a few steps? You've probably got plantar fasciitis, one of the more common causes of foot pain on the pads of your feet. This condition can be tricky to manage, but with a mix of taping, stretches, heel cups, orthotics, shockwave therapy, and strengthening exercises for the feet, you can manage this condition and get get back to striding!
Gluteal Tendinopathy is a common condition that causes pain in the buttock and hip which can often travel down your leg. This can be from irritation of the hip tendons from doing too much too soon, or too little for too long, which causes them to become painful. Managing this condition should start with avoiding any aggravating activities, settling the pain, then slowly building the strength and endurance of the tendons.
Has some pesky prop placed your shoulder (not so gently) into the ground? Well like 40% of shoulder injuries in contact sports it could be an injury to your acromio-clavicular joint (AC joint). These shoulder injuries require a very specific treatment pathway of management and rehabilitation that sometimes requires surgery. Learn more about AC joint injuries from our Physiotherapists at Milsons Point Health.
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Calcific Tendinopathy is one of the more unusual conditions we see, and occurs when chalk like substances (hydroxyapatite and calcium phosphate) start developing into crystals within the tendons of the body. Any tendon throughout the body can be affected, but the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder are one of the most common sites. If this ever has to be removed surgically, it comes out like toothpaste!
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition which causes pins and needles and numbness in the hands. One of the classic features is waking up in the morning and having to shake the hands to help get the feeling back. There are some great ways you can treat this condition but if left untreated, the muscles of the thumb can start to shrink and waste away, which can lead to the need for hand surgery.
As many of have returned to working from home, it is important to have a good setup at home to help stay productive and reduce any unnecessary strain on the body. Our Physiotherapists and Chiropractors at Milsons Point Health have seen some amazing setups and some really tragic ones. Based on these, here are some recommendations on how you can make your work from home setup better.
Whilst stretching the neck can help temporarily, many people are unaware that strengthening the muscles of the neck and shoulder (with bands, weights, and even head stands) can actually help reduce neck pain and stop it from coming back.
You’ve hit the gym for the first time in weeks and had a fantastic time working off some stress on the treadmill. You then head to the weights and feel amazing as you push those muscles to the extreme and the endorphins start to pump round your body. Two days later you begin to regret even walking in the front door of the gym! You feel pain burning all over your body and it hurts to even sit at your desk. Welcome to the world of DOMS or also known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.