What Conditions Do We Treat?
At Action Rehab we are experts in treating upper limb related sporting injuries. Sports injuries can be caused by acute trauma or long term overuse/repetition. Common injuries include dislocations, finger fractures, Skier‘s thumb (UCL tears), mallet finger, jersey finger, tennis elbow, golfer‘s elbow and rotator cuff injury. Often the injury requires splinting for protection.
Tennis Elbow Treatment
Tennis elbow is a common pain on the outside (lateral epicondyle) of the elbow that is sometimes associated with tennis. More often it is a repetitive injury that can be caused by overuse of the wrist. Tennis elbow treatment includes splinting for the pain and slowly strengthening to return to function.
Golfer’s Elbow Treatment
Golfer’s elbow is characterised by pain on the inside (medial epicondyle) of the elbow. Golfer’s elbow results from overuse of the muscles that bend the wrist or by repetitively bending and straightening the elbow. It can be treated with splinting, massage and strengthening.
Skier’s Thumb Treatment
Skier’s thumb is caused by a strain or tear in the ligament that supports the thumb joint. It often occurs due to a sudden hyper extension (backwards) force to the thumb. It is common in football, basketball and netball but most often happens skiing when the ski pole gets jammed against the thumb. Treating the thumb injury early with a splint is best. Action Rehab we fabricate a thermoplastic thumb splint to allow the ligament to heal and provide movement and strengthening exercises to restore strength and stability in your thumb.