Below in the following categories are a number of the common injuries and conditions that we treat at our Infinite Health clinics in Chatswood & North Sydney. They are meant to serve as a general guide to understanding your problem. It is important to remember that individual conditions may vary. For an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, please consult with one of our expert practitioners here at Infinite Health.
WHAT WE TREAT
The head is supported by the neck which is made up of seven small bones called a vertebrae which is stacked on top of each other. In between these vertebraes are discs of cartilage which acts as shock absorbers. Ligaments woven around these structures provide stability while muscles facilitate movement and dynamic support.
Elbow pain can be caused by local muscle, tendon or joint injury. Pain can also be referred from the neck similar to sciatica in the lower limbs. For most elbow pain and injuries, a prompt diagnosis and treatment is vital for quick pain relief and return to activities. If neglected, many elbow conidtions can takes months or even years to heal.
There is more movement at the shoulder joint than at any other joint in the body. The shoulder can assume no less than 1,600 different positions and is used in a vast majority of day to day activities and sports. This mobility comes at a cost however, with the shoulder being one of the least stable joints in the body and a problematic area when an injury occurs. It is one of the joints where regular care and injury prevention is vital.
Your hip is the joint where your thigh bone meets your pelvis. The hip joint is a ball and socket joint which is very stable and when they are healthy, it takes a great amount of force to hurt them. Most hip injuries are a result of repetitive overuse with poor technique in activities involving i.e. running, jumping and squats.
Most knee injuries can be categorised into acute or overuse injuries. Acute injuries result from a sudden trauma such as an awkward fall, collision or twist of the knee joint. Overuse injuries result from continuous activity or sudden overload such as running, cycling, weight training or bushwalking. These start gradually and progressively worsen.
Ankle and foot injuries are extremely common. The most common ankle injury is a sprained ankle, which usually happens as a result of a sports injury. Some other frequently seen ankle and foot injuries are achilles tendinopathy and plantar fascitis.
Approximately 80% of people will experience lower back pain at some point in their life. It is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems in our modern day community with a considerable number of people living with pain on a day to day basis. Lower back pain is usually attributed to a number of musculoskeletal issues and is treatable by your physiotherapist.