Conditions we Treat
At present, the Eastbourne Physiotherapy Practice specialises in musculoskeletal disorders and sport injuries only. As a result the physiotherapists at Eastbourne Physio do not treat any neurological disorders, respiratory conditions or problems in children.
Some of the conditions we treat are:
Joints of the knees, hips, neck can be painful for a number of reasons. If you have aches in a number of joints concurrently, you should arrange an appointment with our physiotherapists. Aches and pains in one joint only may be associated with poor posture, monoarthritis, repetitive strain or osteoarthritis. Thorough a complete physical assessment by our physiotherapists we can help identify the cause of your problems and highlight the ways you can reduce or resolve your aches and pains.
The common term "sprained ankle" is used to describe an injury to the ligaments of the ankle. The extent of the injury can vary widely; this can be a minor injury where only a pulled ligament has occurred to a more serious ligament injury involving a complete rupture. More serious ankle sprains can take months to heel, and in many cases, it would have been preferable for you to fracture your ankle. To optimise your recover you will need a physiotherapist who has the experience dealing with the specific strengthening and balance exercises you require.
Adhesive capsulitis – frozen shoulder
Adhesive capsulitis is more commonly referred to as frozen shoulder. It is a condition where your shoulder capsule becomes very limited in its movements and tight. It can also be a painful condition for some of its duration. Adhesive capsulitis causes considerable pain and restriction of movement of the arm. The cause of frozen shoulders has not been found, but in most cases will resolve in around 6 months – 2 years. Physiotherapy can help to reduce pain and stiffness over this time, through exercise, manipulation, stretches and acupuncture.
People with poor posture, lots of stress and neck pain get headaches commonly. These headaches are usually felt at the front, the temples or at the back of the head. Headaches may be caused or aggravated by stiff joints and muscles. Headaches like these can be successfully treated with physiotherapy.
Knee ligament Injuries
There are four main ligaments in the your knees;
1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament
2. Posterior Cruciate Ligament
3. Medial Collateral Ligament
4. Lateral Colaterall Ligament
Injury these ligaments is painful, causes swelling, and commonly causes stiffness and knee instability. It is, therefore, essential that you get your knee examined by a physiotherapist as soon as possible following a knee injury. This will help to rule out any ligament ruptures. Physiotherapy will help your knee get better movement, strength and stability.
The tibial surfaces of the knees are covered in articular cartilage called a meniscus. There are two and they play an important shock absorber role in the knee. The meniscus is commonly called knee cartilage. Knee cartilage can be bruised or torn. The knee should be assessed by a physiotherapist after an injury and monitored during rehabilitation. An experienced physiotherapist will ensure that optimal recovery is being made. Sometimes the physiotherapists at Eastbourne Physio will recommend an orthopaedic surgeons opinion.
Sciatica or sciatic pain is a saying often used to describe leg pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve, usually as a result of a slipped disc. The Sciatic nerve is rarely totally trapped. More commonly it is simply irritated or inflamed by a muscle or irritant. Sciatic pain results in symptoms that will usually improve with the correct physiotherapy treatment available at Eastbourne Physio.
The shoulder is a very complex joint this is due the large number of muscles and its design that enables lots of complicated movements. Everyone has different degrees of movement in their shoulders. Occasionally, some people have too much flexibility. This can either due to their genes, or because they have injured their shoulders. Too much shoulder flexibility can lead to instability in the shoulder. At its worse shoulder instability problems can lead to chronic dislocation. If you have shoulder instability you can be treated very effectively with physiotherapy from our physiotherapists at Eastbourne Physio.
In the shoulder joint the movement utilises many small muscles to provide stability. These small muscles are known as the rotator cuff muscles. The tendons of these rotator cuff muscles are often injured though trauma or overuse and become inflamed. This causes tendonitis of the shoulder tendons. The main symptom of this is a painful arc of shoulder movement.
Tennis and Golfers elbow
Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and Medical epicondylitis (golfers elbow) are names given to the pain caused a result of overuse of the muscles in the forearm. You require physiotherapy to start an appropriate strengthening and stretching program.
Whiplash associated disorder
Whiplash is not a diagnosis. Whiplash is a common name used to name a number of neck and back symptoms. Whiplash injuries are commonly the result of a road traffic accident or an acceleration / deceleration injury.
The wrist joint is highly complex. The wrist consist of many small bones, that are held together by ligaments, shock absorbing discs and tendons. Any of these structures can be strained during a sporting activity / trauma or through repetitive strain injuries. Eastbourne Physio can arrange a suitable physiotherapist to treat you wrist complaint.
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