Special Tests: What’s Causing My Hip Pain?

24 Jan 22
Special Tests: What’s Causing My Hip Pain?

Hip pain can be common, but let’s get to the bottom of it! The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. It’s similar to the should, but more stable. Just like the shoulder, the hip has a number of different common injuries you might have to deal with based on the combination of bone, […]

17 Jan 22
Special Tests: What’s Causing My Wrist Pain?

The hand and wrist are vital for helping us manipulate objects, express emotions and perform every day tasks like brushing our hair and carrying groceries. They are the most active part of the upper body, but their mobility can leave them vulnerable to injury. A wrist injury can happen from a sudden accident, overuse or […]

10 Jan 22
Special Tests: What’s Causing My Elbow Pain?

In our last post we introduced the use of special tests for diagnosis. We explained shoulder special tests, but this week we’ll be going over the elbow. There are many ligaments and muscles that attach to the elbow. The use of special tests can help pinpoint the structure that’s causing the elbow pain. If you […]

3 Jan 22
Special Tests: What’s Causing My Shoulder Pain?

Special tests are tests done by clinicians, like physical therapists, to help determine or confirm a diagnosis. If a patient comes in with shoulder pain, special tests can help physical therapists differentiate between possible diagnoses with similar symptoms.  There are many different types of special test used in the clinic. We broke down some commonly […]