Blue Sky Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre is the major provider of Oppo Medical and LP Support in British Columbia. Blue Sky Physiotherapists and Kinesiologists asses you to find the perfect product to address your exact need, from a wide range of medical supplies available at Blue Sky Clinic, which some are mentioned below. The clinic professional will answer any question regarding our medical supplies.
Poor posture is a major contributing factor to many injuries including repetitive strain injuries like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, back and neck pain.
Plantar fasciitis is a condition, which involves pain in the foot particularly the heel area. Achilles Tendon
Back pain can be caused by a number of different factors. In most cases, if you have pain, the cause probably fits into one (or a combination of) the following 3 categories:
- A ligament sprain or muscle strain
- Degenerative changes
- Discogenic pain (slipped disc)
Anterior And Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
Symptoms and Diagnosis
Injury to either ligament may or may not cause pain. You may hear a popping sound, and the leg may buckle when you try to stand on it. It is important to seek immediate medical attention after a ligament injury. To diagnose a knee ligament injury, a Physiotherapist or Doctor will perform several tests to see if the parts of the knee stay in proper position when pressure is applied in different directions. A thorough examination is essential for a proper diagnosis and recovery program.
An MRI test is reliable for detecting a complete tear but an arthroscopy (scope) may be the most reliable way of detecting a partial tear. X-rays and ultrasound tests may also be used.
Many sprains occur while participating in sports, or by twisting the ankle when walking on an uneven surface. Some individuals, due to their bone structure or foot type, are more prone to ankle sprains.
Recommendation: See a Physiotherapist as soon as possible after an injury to prevent complications and ensure a fast recovery.
Classifications: Ankle sprains are divided into several classifications as follows:
Type 1 – The least severe. A type 1 sprain occurs when ligaments have been stretched or slightly torn.
Type 2 – When some of the fibres or the ligaments are torn.
Type 3 – When an entire ligament is torn and there is a lot of movement inside the ankle joint. This is the most severe type of ankle sprain.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common and potentially disabling injuries experienced in today’s office settings where computer work is common. Your knowledge of the symptoms and potential causes can help you avoid injuries, or aid in the recovery from this and other common repetitive strain injuries (RSI). The median nerve travels from the forearm into your hand through a tunnel on the underside of your wrist.
Wrist bones form the bottom and sides of this tunnel, and a strong band of connective tissue called a ligament covers the top of the tunnel. This tunnel also contains nine tendons that connect muscles to bones and bend your finger and thumb. These tendons are covered with a lubricating membrane called synovium, which may enlarge and swell under certain conditions. If the swelling is sufficient it may cause the median nerve to be pressed up against the strong ligament which may result in numbness, tingling in your hand, weakness or pain in the palm and base of the thumb.
Tennis Elbow Pain
Tendonitis is a condition in which a tendon and its ligaments become irritated resulting in pain and tenderness around the joints. Tendonitis is a very common cause of elbow pain. There are basically two forms of elbow tendonitis. If the pain is on the outside of your elbow, it is known as Tennis Elbow. When the pain occurs to the inside of the elbow, it is known as Golfer’s Elbow. Both conditions are similar in nature, but are caused by different wrist and elbow activities.
The shoulder joint is very mobile. It is a ‘ball and socket’ joint surrounded by four muscles and their tendons called the rotator cuff. There are also large muscles like the deltoid, Pectoralis major and trapezius, which surround the shoulder. The most common shoulder conditions are:
- Rotator cuff impingement (tendonitis and/or bursitis)
- Rotator cuff tear
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder separation