Joint and muscle : Specialists

What are joint and muscle injuries?

These include a wide range of conditions which include frozen shoulder, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, heel pain and tennis elbow.

The joints and muscles of the body are subject to constant pressure on a daily basis and as a result of this, problems do occur. In many cases these start off as irritating niggles but can become more serious if left untreated.

They are extremely common and affect almost every individual.

What causes joint and muscle injuries?

These are caused by any number of factors such as age, sport, repetitive movements, heavy lifting, poor diet and damage following a car accident.

Who treats joint and muscle injuries?

These are treated by an orthopaedic specialist or surgeon.

How are joint and muscle injuries treated?

There are a variety of treatments available which include:

  • Investigative tests, e.g. x-rays, ultrasound and MRI scans
  • Prescription of painkillers
  • Physiotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Surgery: following referral to an orthopaedic surgeon
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