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Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) Sprain

The ACJ is where the collar bone meets the shoulder blade, this is a small joint supported by soft tissues. When you sprain the soft tissues they are over stretched, this causes a reaction in the soft tissues which manifests as pain around the joint.

Self-help Booklet for Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) Sprain


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is pressure on a nerve in the wrist (The Median Nerve). Causes of pressure may include swelling, thickened soft tissues or bony changes.

Self Help Booklet for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a common condition that causes pain on the outer side of the elbow. It occurs due a strain on the tendons that attach the muscles of the wrist and fingers to the bone on the outside of the elbow.

Self Help Booklet for Tennis Elbow


Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement is an umbrella term used to describe the compression or irritation of the rotator cuff tendons (tissue that attaches the muscle to the bone) underneath the bone or ligaments inside your shoulder. Other names are used to describe this problem, including sub acromial or sub deltoid bursitis, tendinopathy, subacromial pain syndrome and rotator cuff related pain.

Self Help Booklet for Shoulder Impingement


De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is the term used to describe inflammation of two tendons that sit at the base of your thumb/wrist.

Self Help Booklet for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis


Osteoarthritis (OA) Shoulder

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition which can affect any joint. As part of normal life, your joints are exposed to a constant level of stress, which causes some wear and tear on the joint. In most cases, your body repairs this itself and you do not experience any symptoms but in osteoarthritis, this process becomes painful and can cause swelling and stiffness in the joint. Bony growths can develop, and the area can become inflamed (red and swollen).OA can occur at the end of the collar bone or inside the shoulder joint itself.

Self Help for Osteoarthritis Shoulder


Golfers Elbow

Golfers elbow is a common condition that causes pain on the inner side of the elbow. It usually caused by a strain on the tendons that attach the muscles of the wrist and fingers to the bone on the inside of the elbow.

Self Help Booklet for Golfers Elbow


Frozen Shoulder

The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint and the joint is surrounded by a structure called a joint capsule. The joint capsule is usually very mobile and flexible, moving freely as you move your arm. A frozen shoulder is when the joint capsule becomes inflamed, thickened and stiffer, subsequently causing pain and loss of movement at the shoulder joint. A frozen shoulder is also described as adhesive capsulitis, a stiff shoulder or a contracted shoulder.

Self help for Frozen Shoulder Booklet


Plantar Fasciopathy

Plantar Fasciopathy is pain within the strong band of
tissue (like a ligament) that stretches from your heel to
your toes called your plantar fascia. It supports the arch of your foot and also acts as a shock-absorber in your foot.

Self Help Booklet for Plantar Fasciopathy


Lateral Hip Pain/Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS)

GTPS is a condition where pain is felt on the
outer side of the hip that may also travel down
the outer side of your thigh. It can present suddenly
through overuse or build up gradually over time.

The pain is most likely due to irritation, over loading
or degeneration of one or two of the smaller hip
muscle tendons (gluteus medius and minimus)
where they attach into the hip bone. This is also
known as ‘tendinopathy’. In roughly 20% of
occurrences there may be an associated
inflamed bursa known as a bursitis contributing
to pain..

Self Help For Lateral Hip Pain Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome