Elbow pain and injury responds favorably to timely appropriate physiotherapy interventions. Elbow pain can be caused by local muscle, tendon or bone injury. Alternatively, it can be referred from the neck or shoulder joints. An accurate diagnosis is vital to the correct management of elbow pain.

Many elbow conditions can take several months to heal when the condition is neglected often leading to chronic disability affecting many daily life activities. Therefore, it is always advisable to seek early medical help. Common Sources of Elbow Pain:

  • Ligament injury
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Nerve injury/Pinch
  • Muscle Strain / Sprain
  • Overuse injury
  • Traumatic bone-joint injuries at the elbow
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness)

Referred pain from Thoracic outlet, cervical spine, the shoulder joint


Wrist and hand form a complex distal component, important for most of the daily life activities done by the upper limb. Without a doubt, any disruption in wrist and hand functions due to trauma, inflammations and altered mechanics can be distressing compelling the affected individual seek early medical help.

Wrist and Hand rehabilitation performed with the objective of relieving the pain, pain-free supple wrist – hand with the optimization of functions.

Common wrist and hand conditions treated are:

  • Tendonitis, tenosynovitis or bursitis
  • Nerve injuries/entrapments (carpal tunnel syndrome, radial, ulnar or median nerve)
  • Post fracture rehabilitation
  • Shoulder – hand disorder
  • Rheumatoid wrist and hand with deformities like Boutonniere Deformity, swan neck deformity, etc
  • Ligament injury
  • Arthritic hand

Management at AktivHealth:

A number of therapeutic interventions are used to help return a person to their highest level of function.

  • Pre-post surgical rehab
  • Early injury treatment
  • Biomechanical analysis and correction
  • Help to reduce sensitivity from nerve problems
  • Help with Acute or chronic pain
  • Learning to feel again after a nerve injury
  • Exercise programs to help with movement and strength
  • Joint Mobilisation techniques
  • Scapulohumeral rhythm exercises
  • Strength and stabilization exercises
  • Sports Specific training
  • Retraining for complete everyday activities with special tools / splints
  • Help to get back to work
  • Ergonomics

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