Joint / Muscle/ Tendon/ Ligament
A 'Musculoskeletal' problem is the term given to injuries involving joints, muscles, their tendons and ligaments.
Joints problems can arise from any body joint. Large joints such as hips, knees or shoulders, or smaller joints such as in the hands and feet. Joints can be affected by acute injury which may cause inflammation locally or chronic wear and tear problems. We aim to offer treatment for acute and chronic problems, and includes rehabilitation following joint surgery such as replacement hips and knees.
Ligaments are the straps that support joints and hold the joint in the correct position to enable the joint to work effectively. Injuries to ligaments can put additional strain on the joints making them more prone to injury directly. Ligament injuries can again be acute or chronic, both of which can improve with physiotherapy intervention.
Muscle and tendons can be injured directly resulting in a strain, or can be an inflammation of the area, or a tear in the tissues. Muscle can also be affected by weakness or imbalance, where groups of muscles don't work in a coordinated way making the region prone to further injury. Physiotherapists are highly skilled in giving direct treatment for such problems and also targeted exercises to help individuals regain correct muscle and tendon function.