Wear and tear (degeneration) in your hand, wrist or elbow is a normal part of ageing. Avoiding movement and general physical activity is not advised unless recommended by a muscular skeletal specialist (such as an osteopath, physiotherapist, GP or specialist doctor). It is advisable to manage your condition using the POLICE principle under the guidance of an Osteopath or physiotherapist. These injuries are often due to repetitive overloading activities, without adequate arm strength.
Elbow pain can affect people’s daily activities and quality of life. Conditions such as Tennis or Golfers elbow and arthritis are common conditions that people experience. Osteopathy and physiotherphy uses techniques such as massage, joint mobilisation and stretching, can relieve pain and restore movement to the affected areas.
OsteoVision musculoskeletal specialists will encourage exercise and movement as part of the rehabilitation process for recovery of elbow, hand or wrist to avoid developing joint stiffness and muscle weakness. A combination of osteopathy / physiotherapy and exercise produces the optimal outcomes for many patients.
OsteoVision works closely with a team of highly respected and specialised muscular skeletal (MSK) experts, which include pain specialists, orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, medicines review specialists, specialist MSK physiotherapists, acupuncturists, cognitive behavioural specialists as well as occupational health specialists who provide complete care across the range of MSK conditions and complexity / severity of disease. The orthopaedic surgeons and pain specialists we work with only perform interventions and surgical procedures once they are confident that all appropriate osteopathy and physiotherapy interventions have been optimised. Generally, patients benefit from physiotherapy or osteopathy after surgery to optimally mobilise the joint and strengthen their muscles.