Apr 21, 2015
Golfers elbow or medial epicondylitis is a common cause of elbow pain. It is an overuse injury seen commonly in Golfers but also suffered by tennis players who hit a lot of top spin on their forehand shot.
The muscles that work to produce wrist and finger flexion all attach at a common origin into the medial epicondyle (bony prominence) on the inside of the elbow. During certain activities (such as gripping) repetitive tension is placed through this group of muscles. If this constant strain is excessive the tendons can become overloaded, inflamed and painful. In the older sportsperson the tendons can also begin to show signs of degenerative wear and tear.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
DIAGNOSIS: A physiotherapist should be able to make an accurate diagnosis from your clinical history and examination.
In cases where your condition does not respond to appropriate treatment further investigation such as an ultrasound may be warranted.
READ FULL FACT SHEET HERE - Golfers Elbow.pdf
Aug 28, 2014
Iliotibial band (ITB) Friction syndrome if one of the most common causes of lateral (outside) knee pain that we see, especially in runners.
The ITB is a band of connective tissue that spans the length of the outer thigh. It originates up at the hip from another structure called the TFL (tensor fascia lata) and inserts onto the tibia just below the knee.
ITB friction occurs when the ITB gets tight & inflamed and begins to rub over the lateral femoral condyle on the outside of the knee joint producing acute pain in this area.
(READ FULL FACT SHEET BELOW)