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Injuries & Exercises

Welcome the PhysioACTION's library of injury and exercise information. Here you'll find some useful insights into some of the injuries you may be experiencing, and a range of exercises that might be beneficial to you

Rotator Cuff Injuries

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can cause a dull ache in the shoulder, which often worsens with use of the arm away from the body.

If you're wanting more information regarding on these notoriously problematic injuries, then click here for a further look at the causes for this injury, the treatment options, and some exercises that may help you out

 

 Ankle Injuries

Your ankle is an intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Strong enough to bear your body weight and enable you to move, your ankle can be prone to injury and pain.

You might feel the pain on the inside or outside of your ankle or along the Achilles tendon, which connects the muscles in your lower leg to your heel bone. Although mild ankle pain often responds well to home treatments, it can take time to resolve. But that's where our team comes in. Ankle injuries are one of the things we treat everyday, and if you'd like some insight into how treatment might help your injury, then click here

 

Knee Injuries

Your knee is the largest joint in your body. The bones of your knee are separated by two strong rubbery discs of cartilage called meniscus. Your thigh bone (femur), and shin bones (tibia and fibula) are joined by ligaments, tendons, and muscles.

Your bones are covered by articular cartilage, that absorbs shock and provides a smooth, gliding surface for joint movement.

Sudden knee injury often happens after a fast twisting action. Pain in your knee can be very mild or very severe, depending on how your injury happened. Pain and swelling are the most common signs of knee injury. It might feel like your knee is catching or locking up. You might feel unstable, like your knee is giving way. We see loads of knee injuries in clinic, so click here if you want to learn more

 

Lower Back Injuries

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people come and see us or miss work. And it is a leading cause of decreased function and injury-related pain worldwide. It is estimated that up to 80% of the population will experience lower back pain at some stage in their life.

Fortunately, you can take measures to prevent or relieve most back pain episodes. If prevention fails, there are some home exercise plans that you can attempt to ease you pain, and developing proper body mechanics will often improve your back pain within a few weeks and keep it functional. Take a look at some of our advice for managing lower back pain here