Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylopathy) is a painful condition that happens when the tendons in your elbow are overloaded and used more than they can handle. This can be from classically doing too many one handed back hand shots in tennis, but more commonly from things that require lots of hand gripping like gardening, lifting weights, and even just keyboard typing!
Gluteal Tendinopathy is a common condition that causes pain in the buttock and hip which can often travel down your leg. This can be from irritation of the hip tendons from doing too much too soon, or too little for too long, which causes them to become painful. Managing this condition should start with avoiding any aggravating activities, settling the pain, then slowly building the strength and endurance of the tendons.
Has some pesky prop placed your shoulder (not so gently) into the ground? Well like 40% of shoulder injuries in contact sports it could be an injury to your acromio-clavicular joint (AC joint). These shoulder injuries require a very specific treatment pathway of management and rehabilitation that sometimes requires surgery. Learn more about AC joint injuries from our Physiotherapists at Westpoint Health.
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Plantar Fasciitis is a tricky condition that has a tendency to hang around. However with the right management we can get you back on your feet!
Calcific Tendinopathy is one of the more unusual conditions we see, and occurs when chalk like substances (hydroxyapatite and calcium phosphate) start developing into crystals within the tendons of the body. Any tendon throughout the body can be affected, but the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder are one of the most common sites. If this ever has to be removed surgically, it comes out like toothpaste!
As many of have returned to working from home, it is important to have a good setup at home to help stay productive and reduce any unnecessary strain on the body. Our Physiotherapists and Chiropractors at Westpoint Health in Blacktown have seen some amazing setups and some really tragic ones. Based on these, here are some recommendations on how you can make your work from home setup better.
Many gym goers are now returning to the gym and realising they just can't lift or do things at the same level they were before. You're not alone!
Is a meniscus tear causing your painful and clicking knee? Your questions answered by our Physiotherapist Ryan Sultana!