A detailed history will be taken which gives the physio clues about the structures involved. The mechanism of injury and pattern of pain are very important in reaching the correct diagnosis. Once we have sat down and discussed your symptoms, restrictions in every day life and pain pattern we will then look at how you move, the joints range of motion and carry out various tests to reach our diagnosis.
Throughout the assessment the physio will be gentle and ask how certain movements affect your pain. The assessment should not be painful and we will always find other ways to assess your movement if you are unable to tolerate any of the tests.