Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work, and it is a leading cause of disability worldwide.
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can cause a dull ache in the shoulder, which often worsens with use of the arm away from the body.
Your knee is the largest joint in your body. The bones of your knee are separated by two strong rubbery discs of cartilage called meniscus. Your thigh bone (femur), and shin bones (tibia and fibula) are joined by ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
During an assessment, your physiotherapist will examine your ankle, foot and lower leg. The therapist will touch the skin around the injury to check for points of tenderness and move your foot to check the range of motion and to understand what positions cause discomfort or pain.