Sports Injuries – Skier’s Thumb & Golfer’s Elbow Treatment

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, Skiers thumb (UCL tears), mallet finger, jersey finger, tennis elbow, golfers 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.

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This is a free service where you will have a consultation with our senior therapist, Ben Cunningham. In this appointment Ben will advise management strategies and if you request ongoing care then this will be charged as per our current rates. Worksafe and TAC clients will not be charged personally for any consultations.

Golfers Elbow Treatment & Tennis Elbow Treatment

Tennis and Golfer’s elbow is caused by repetitively using or overloading the muscles in your wrist. Often the pain is located at the elbow joint. At Action Rehab we aim to get you back to sport and work as soon as possible. Treatment can include a wrist splint to rest the ‘irritated muscle, soft tissue massage and strengthening exercises to restore the strength and stability in your arm. Contact us today for your treatment.

 

Tennis Elbow

Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is inflammation of the tendon that extends the wrist. It is common in any job that requires repetitive bending of the wrist in a backward direction such as typing. The aim of hand therapy for this condition is to reduce pain by supporting the wrist and increasing strength in the wrist.

Sports Injuries

Sport is an integral part of many peoples lives. Injuries impact on the enjoyment and social aspect of sport and can sideline you for extended periods of time. The therapists at Action Rehab understand this and aim to manage your injuries with the least disruption to your sporting pursuits returning you to full function as soon as possible.

Dislocation

Occurs when the joint is hyperextended causing the volar plate ligament to tear. It can occur along with an avulsion fracture. At Action Rehab this injury is treated with a dorsal blocking splint ad gentle range of movement within the splint with grading of exercises and strengthening.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT NOW

Action Rehab provide assessment and treatment for all conditions relating to the upper limb, including tennis and golfer’s elbow. Come and see our highly qualified and friendly staff today at a location convenient to you.
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