After a detailed assessment including muscle strength testing, range of movement, palpation and orthopaedic tests, we discovered he had inflammation of the tendon and ligament sheath that control side-to-side movements and thumb strength. His injury was an overuse injury that can occur when a body part is used in a repetitive motion. It was important that we developed a structured treatment plan so that we could help him recover and reduce his pain and discomfort so he had five weekly Myotherapy sessions including targeted deep tissue treatment to release the tight muscles of the forearm that were pulling through his wrist and hand. We also provided him with treatment through his neck and shoulders as the blood and nerve supply that runs from the neck is connected to the entire shoulder area and works in conjunction with the muscles to help release the arm and hand.
By working together here at the Elite clinic and completing self-management he is now back at work and pain free (without the need for invasive surgery or painful injections).