All areas of our body can develop pain related problems, and we see all sorts of problems in the upper limb. Pain can result from trauma from sports or simple falls, or from doing very little, like sitting at your desk! Or from suffering too much stress. An accurate diagnosis and unpicking what has caused the problem, or deciding why it is not improving is fundamental to getting you better.

Common problems we might encounter and treat in the clinic will include:

  • Acromioclavicular joint sprains
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Rotator cuff tears, or tendinopathies
  • Sub-acromial impingement syndromes at the shoulder
  • Adhesive capsulitis / frozen shoulder
  • Slap lesions
  • Shoulder dislocation / operative stabilisation
  • Fractures at all levels
  • Biceps tendinopathy
  • Entrapment Neuropathies – including Carpal tunnel
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Sprained wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of the thumb
  • Finger sprains
  • and all non-specific upper limb pain of unknown origin. Basically if it is sore, we should be able to help you, or point you in the direction of someone who can.

We will use a variety of different treatment methods, depending on your problem. These might include:

  • Taping, or splinting (thermosplinting or off-the-shelf)
  • manual therapy – joint mobilisation, soft tissue massage
  • exercise rehabilitation – progressive muscle strengthening, stretching, progressive exposure to loading.
  • re-education of movement control
  • Shockwave therapy
  • dry needling
  • Biodex Isokinetic – assessments and training
  • Behavioural modification / training analysis
  • ergonomics – work related positional advice

Regardless of where the pain is coming from, we will be able to provide a thorough assessment and diagnosis and if appropriate provide you with a personalised treatment approach to resolve the issue. The body has an amazing capacity to heal. Providing that environment really helps.