Joint Pain and Injury

Joint Pain and Injury e.g., Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Knee, Ankle and Feet

  • Do you have an injury or pain that affects the muscles or joints of your shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle or feet?
  • Does your pain come on gradually and does it come and go?
  • Does your pain or injury interfere with walking, running, working or recreational pursuits?

Physiotherapists are uniquely trained in the management of musculoskeletal injuries and pain. We highly recommend you see one of our physiotherapists early following a musculoskeletal injury. They will provide you with expert advice and reassurance on specific ways to manage your acute injury. This will reduce the potential for further damage or development of chronic issues.

Common Symptoms you may Experience After an Injury

Common symptoms you may experience:

  • Pain and aching
  • Swelling
  • Feeling of instability
  • Clicking, locking or ‘giving way’ of a joint
  • Trouble with walking
  • Difficulty driving, walking or undertaking social activity
  • Restriction with day-to-day tasks
  • Mood changes
  • Difficulty sleeping due to pain or stiffness
  • Difficulty playing sport or engage with hobbies
  • Pins and needles or numbness

How can we Help?

Your physiotherapist will provide you with a comprehensive assessment of your injury. To diagnose your problem, your physiotherapist will observe and feel your joint movements and perform specific tests for ligaments, muscles and cartilage.

Additional information may be required in the form of X-Rays, MRI or CT scans. If this is the case, your physiotherapist can refer you for these, or you can access them through your GP.

Our team of advanced trained Physiotherapists provide current and evidence-based approaches to the treatment of back and neck pain. They have expertise in acute and chronic pain management and post-surgical rehabilitation. Key elements of your treatment at Active may include:

  • Individualised exercise programs to build your muscle strength, endurance, control and flexibility
  • Exercise progression and education to help you optimise your performance and reduce the risk of re-injury
  • Postural correction to reduce strain on your injury
  • Hands-on joint mobilisation to relieve pain and stiffness
  • Connective tissue massage and soft tissue release to relieve pain and swelling, and to facilitate improved movement
  • Taping to limit movement or provide additional support
  • Dry needling to release muscle tension

What Should I Expect From my Appointment?

  • Detailed Interview to review your symptoms & pain, understand your medical and surgical history and your specific goals.
  • Physical Assessment of your strength, movement and sensation.
  • Targeted Treatments including manual therapy and comprehensive advice and education on your diagnosed condition.
  • Progressive Exercise Program to assist you not only with your strength, flexibility and endurance, but with your general fitness, health and well-being.
  • Communication and Collaboration with your General Practitioner and any Medical Specialists to keep them informed of your progress and to support your care.

Where can I see my Physiotherapist?

On this page

In Clinic

Online Video Appointments

Web & Mobile App

Private Gymnasium