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Delta Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation in Bury

Upper body & limb

We specialise in addressing and treating a wide range of upper limb conditions. From joint pain in the shoulders and elbows to wrist pain & repetitive strains, we offer bespoke treatments to alleviate your pain.

Joint pain – Shoulders, elbows, hand, wrists

The most common joint pain in the upper body is focused in the shoulders, elbows, hands and wrists. Here are some of the most frequent health conditions in each area:

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rotator cuff pain
  • Bursitis
  • SLAP lesions
  • Osteo or Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendon pain and/or inflammation
  • Sprains of joints/ligaments
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golfer’s elbow)

Joint pain – Shoulders, elbows, hand, wrists

The most common joint pain in the upper body is focused in the shoulders, elbows, hands and wrists. Here are some of the most frequent health conditions in each area:

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rotator cuff pain
  • Bursitis
  • SLAP lesions
  • Osteo or Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendon pain and/or inflammation
  • Sprains of joints/ligaments
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golfer’s elbow)

Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow

The most common elbow problems we treat at Delta are tennis elbow & golfer’s elbow (epicondylitis).

Epicondylitis is a condition where the tendons of the forearm develop pain and dysfunction where they attached to the bones in the elbow. You can feel pain on the inside or outside of the joint. This can be due to overuse, or due to degeneration of the tendons. You can commonly feel pain on gripping, lifting, and turning motions of the wrist.

Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow

The most common elbow problems we treat at Delta are tennis elbow & golfer’s elbow (epicondylitis).

Epicondylitis is a condition where the tendons of the forearm develop pain and dysfunction where they attach to the bones in the elbow. You can feel pain on the inside or outside of the joint. This can be due to overuse, or due to degeneration of the tendons. You can commonly feel pain on gripping, lifting, and turning motions of the wrist.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that causes pressure, numbness and tingling in the wrist. It occurs when pressure is placed on the median nerve, which runs the length of the arm and carries on through a passage in the wrist called the carpal tunnel and ends in the hand.

The median nerve controls movement in all fingers except your little finger and when experiencing CTS the nerve doesn’t work properly. This leads to:

  • A lack of feeling in the fingers
  • Less strength in the fingers and thumb
  • Pins and needles in the hand

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that causes pressure, numbness and tingling in the wrist. It occurs when pressure is placed on the median nerve, which runs the length of the arm and carries on through a passage in the wrist called the carpal tunnel and ends in the hand.

The median nerve controls movement in all fingers except your little finger and when experiencing CTS the nerve doesn’t work properly. This leads to:

  • A lack of feeling in the fingers
  • Less strength in the fingers and thumb
  • Pins and needles in the hand

Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder is an extremely painful condition that manifests as pain and restriction of movement in a shoulder joint. There can be no apparent cause for the pain, and symptoms tend to appear and worsen over time. The condition is also referred to as ‘adhesive capsulitis.’

Initially, the symptoms can just be pain on movement of the affected shoulder, which can be intermittent. The symptoms can then worsen to include restriction of movement in the shoulder, pain expanding down the arm becoming more constant, and difficulty sleeping at night.

At this point the symptoms reach a plateau, and after time can resolve. However, without treatment that process can last 1-3 years.

Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder is an extremely painful condition that manifests as pain and restriction of movement in a shoulder joint. There can be no apparent cause for the pain, and symptoms tend to appear and worsen over time. The condition is also referred to as ‘adhesive capsulitis.’

Initially, the symptoms can just be pain on movement of the affected shoulder, which can be intermittent. The symptoms can then worsen to include restriction of movement in the shoulder, pain expanding down the arm becoming more constant, and difficulty sleeping at night.

At this point the symptoms reach a plateau, and after time can resolve. However, without treatment that process can last 1-3 years.

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a condition that impacts the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. Symptoms of the condition are:

  • Pain near the base of the thumb
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty grasping an object

The main cause of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is linked to overuse in the wrist and pressure on the tendons. When you grip, pinch or clench your hands, two tendons in the wrist and lower thumb move smoothly through a small tunnel that connects them to the base of the thumb.

Repeating these kinds of motions can irritate the sheath around the two tendons, causing swelling.

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a condition that impacts the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. Symptoms of the condition are:

  • Pain near the base of the thumb
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty grasping an object

The main cause of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is linked to overuse in the wrist and pressure on the tendons. When you grip, pinch or clench your hands, two tendons in the wrist and lower thumb move smoothly through a small tunnel that connects them to the base of the thumb.

Repeating these kinds of motions can irritate the sheath around the two tendons, causing swelling.

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