Bones muscles and joints
Bones, muscles and joints hold our body together and support freedom of movement. They are part of the musculoskeletal system (also known as the locomotor system). Fractures, back pain and muscle strain are common conditions.
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Ankle sprain is a common sports injuries caused by overstretching and tearing the supporting ligaments.
'Tennis elbow' causes elbow pain and can result from overuse in a range of sports or occupations.
The hip joint is complicated to allow a wide range of motion while still supporting the weight of the body.
Mild knee injuries may heal by themselves, but all injuries should be checked and diagnosed by a doctor or physiotherapist.
Treatments like physiotherapy, osteopathy or remedial massage can generally help neck and shoulder pain.