Common Injuries And Conditions Treated By Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a medical profession that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injuries, disabilities, and chronic conditions. It uses a variety of techniques such as exercise, manual therapy, and modalities to restore, maintain, and improve physical function, mobility, and overall well-being.

Injuries and conditions can occur at any age and for various reasons such as sports, accidents, or just every day wear and tear. Some common injuries and conditions treated by physiotherapy include:

  • Sprains and strains: These are injuries that affect muscles, ligaments, and tendons. They can cause pain, swelling, and limited range of motion.
  • Back and neck pain: Back and neck pain can be caused by poor posture, muscle strain, spinal cord injury, or degenerative disc disease.
  • Osteoarthritis: This is a degenerative joint disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It can cause pain, stiffness, and limited mobility.
  • Tennis elbow: Tennis elbow is a common condition that affects people who engage in repetitive activities such as playing tennis or typing. It causes pain and tenderness in the outer part of the elbow.
  • Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a condition that affects the heel. It causes pain and inflammation in the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that connects the heel to the toes.
  • Rotator cuff injuries: The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff injuries can cause pain, weakness, and limited mobility.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome: This is a common condition that affects people who use their hands and wrists for repetitive tasks such as typing. It causes numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and wrist.
  • Sports injuries: Sports injuries can occur due to overuse, poor technique, or accidents. They can cause pain, swelling, and limited mobility.
  • Physiotherapy can help reduce pain, reduce inflammation, improve strength & range of motion and prevent further injuries through a combination of certain electrical modalities, manual therapies & exercise and ergonomic changes.

If you are experiencing any of the above conditions, consult a physiotherapist today to start your journey towards recovery and wellness.

Dr. Ramesh N R,
, Executive Consultant
Department of Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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