The elbow and wrist are so commonly used in most day to day activities and in the sporting arena and as a result many forms of injuries may occur.
Some of the conditions commonly seen in the elbow and wrist include;
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Medial epicondylitis (golfers elbow)
- Muscular strains
- De Quervains tenosynovitis
- Carpal Tunnel syndrome
- Sporting injuries to the fingers
- Wrist and hand arthritis
Identification of the cause of the complaint will allow for the most efficient and optimal care for your condition and the team at Total Balance Healthcare will perform a thorough history and examination to identify these causes.
A variety of techniques can be implemented throughout the treatment in conjunction with management strategies, specific rehabilitation exercises and tailored advice for your lifestyle. As the elbow and wrist are so commonly used, repetitive injuries may occur and the appropriate identification of this is required for the most beneficial short and long term outcomes of your complaint.
The need for referral to your GP or for imaging may occur depending on the extent of your complaint, and your treating osteopath can implement these referrals and provide you with any information desired.