Shoulder and Elbow Care
We use our arms and shoulder daily without thinking much about them, that is until they hurt. Not being able to lift your arm high enough to put on your shirt or dress will quickly make you come to the realisation of how important they are in our daily lives.
The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body, allowing us the widest range of movements. This also means that the shoulders are most prone to injuries as they are the most unstable joint.
Seeing a Singapore specialist in physiotherapy can help you to improve the mobility, strength, flexibility and biomechanics of the shoulder as well as reducing the potential risks of recurrence.
Common causes of shoulder pain include:
Elbow pain can arise from overuse or sports injuries, such as tennis or golf. As with most musculoskeletal conditions, an accurate diagnosis is key to an effective treatment.
Common causes of elbow pain include:
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfers Elbow
Why is it important to visit a physiotherapist?
As shoulder injuries are usually coupled with the onset of pain, reduced strength and movement, it is essential to see a trained specialist so as to strengthen the muscles around your shoulder joint and avoid stressing the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder. The rotator cuff muscles are susceptible to inflammation and injury if the exercises aren’t being done correctly, so your physiotherapist will guide you through the correct form.
Given the complexity of the shoulder area, physiotherapy treatment following an injury is imperative so as to regain maximum mobility again. The muscles and tendons control many movements of the fingers and wrist, which are attached to the bones in the elbow region. When repetitive use of the forearm muscles is required, some of the tendons can become inflamed and damaged, causing conditions like golfers elbow.
Elbow pain and injuries tend to respond more favourably to physiotherapy intervention and treatment when sought early. It is also important to visit a physiotherapist as elbow pain could be caused by muscle, tendon or a joint injury – or it could even be a result of referred pain from somewhere else.
How can we help?
The treatment of your pain will depend completely on its root cause; we can help to accurately diagnose the root cause before working our way towards an effective treatment plan and ensuring that you get better and back to your daily life and activities as well as stay better by preventing future occurrences. Our multi-speciality specialist team at Core Concepts in Singapore have different areas of focus which specialises in different areas of the musculoskeletal system. We will work closely with you to determine the cause of the shoulder and/or elbow pain and take steps to reduce and eliminate the pain. These include injuries from accidents or other trauma, injuries which have slowly developed over time, repetitive use injuries and sports injuries. It is important to resume control of comfortable shoulder and elbow movement for everyday mobility and higher-level activity.