Tennis elbow is a common condition which causes pain on the outside of the elbow. The condition involves acute or chronic inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outer elbow (lateral epicondyle). It can be caused by acute trauma to the site or brought on by overuse and is termed lateral epicondylitis.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a pain disorder in the hand caused by pressure on the median nerve that travels across the wrist in a tunnel. The bottom and sides of the tunnel are formed by wrist bones, while the top of the tunnel is surrounded by a band of fibrous tissue (transverse carpal ligament). Inside of the tunnel there are tendons that connect muscles to the fingers and thumb and the median nerve.
Trigger finger is a disorder of the hand which can cause painful clicking or locking of the fingers or thumb. The condition limits finger movement and affects the tendons in the fingers or thumb.
An elbow arthroscopy is used to examine, diagnose and treat ailments of the elbow joint.
A thin fibre-optic telescope (arthroscope) with a tiny camera lens and light is inserted into the elbow joint via a small incision. The camera allows the surgeon to magnify and closely inspect all areas inside the joint.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are available at our Stepney Healthcare Hub with our Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Shahram Shahrokhi and team of doctors.
Encompassing both reflexes and voluntary muscle responses, neuromuscular control is critical to injury prevention.
GLA:D™, or Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms. It is now available at our Stepney Healthcare Hub and Morphett Vale branch with several of our physiotherapists.
sportsmed was the first healthcare provider in South Australia to offer patients access to DolorClast radial shockwave therapy – a world-class, safe and non-invasive treatment for soft tissue conditions.
Although cupping is generally associated with Chinese medicine, cupping was practiced in Ancient Egypt and Greece, and also in Medieval Europe. Cupping was first mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus – a medical text from Egypt that dates from over 3,000 years ago. The current interest in cupping is related to the attention in the West now being paid to traditional Chinese medical practices.