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Wrist and Hand Injuries
  • Injury Guide

    Wrist Pain

    Wrist pain is often experienced through discomfort in the wrist or upper hand area and is commonly caused by a number of injuries, including sprains and/or fractures. Carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis and repetitive motion can also lead to wrist pain. Although small, the human wrist is made up of ei
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  • Injury Guide

    Scaphoid Fracture

    SUMMARY Causes: High force or weight through the wrist Falling on an outstretched arm onto a hard surface Common in skateboarding, snowboarding and skiing Symptoms: Pain in the wrist at the point of injury Swelling and aching in the area Reduced grip and strength in the wrist Treatment
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  • Injury Guide

    Mallet Finger

    SUMMARY Causes: Over-bending in the end of the finger causing damage to the tendon Attempting to catch a fast ball common in sports such as baseball, basketball and cricket Symptoms: Pain and swelling in the finger Finger remains bent with an inability to straighten the finger Treatment:
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  • Injury Guide

    Wrist Sprain

    SUMMARY Causes: High force or weight through the wrist Falling on an outstretched arm onto a hard surface Common in skateboarding, snowboarding and skiing Overuse injury Symptoms: Pain in the wrist at the point of injury Stiffness aching in the wrist Swelling and aching in the area Redu
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  • Guides

    What is Skiers Thumb?

    For those planning to hit the slopes this winter, we thought we’d dedicate this post to one of the most common injuries amongst the ski enthusiasts – the skiers thumb. What many people don’t realise is just how much we rely on our thumb for most hand movements, gripping and simply
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    A Guide To Wrist Pain

    Wrist Pain is often experienced through discomfort in the wrist or the upper hand and is commonly caused by several injuries, such as sprains and fractures. Although small, the human wrist is made up of eight bones alongside ligaments, tendons and tissue. With all these components in such a small a
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  • Injury Guide

    That's a wrap! - Taping your hands for Boxing/MMA

    The purpose of the hand wrap is simple, to protect the fighter’s hands and hand injuries put boxers out of action more than any other injury! The hands are up made of many delicate joints and bones that can easily be damaged when punching either training or during a fight. The purpose of the h
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    A Guide to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is pressure on a nerve in your wrist. It causes tingling, numbness and pain in your hand and fingers. There are several symptoms and causes and of carpal tunnel syndrome however it can be treated at home. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway on the palm side of your
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  • Foot and Toe Injuries

    How to Treat and Prevent Blisters

    A blister is a fluid filled sack that forms beneath the upper layers of the skin, they can cause pain and discomfort and will usually be caused by trauma to the skin. Blisters are a very common occurrence in sport, so how exactly do you treat, prevent and care for blisters caused by sport. In sport
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    What is Skiers’ Thumb?

    With approximately over one million British people going skiing each year several skiing related injuries will occur, one of the most common of these is skiers’ thumb. What many people don’t appreciate is the importance of our thumbs for hand movement, gripping and simply moving your fin
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  • Injury Guide

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) (pressure on the median nerve)

    The median nerve is one of the nerves which supplies the hand. It passes through wrist in a narrow channel (carpal tunnel, CT) along with flexor tendons. Inflammation of the muscle/tendons/fractured wrist can reduce the space in the carpal tunnel which causes pressure on the nerve. Causes Carpa
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  • Injury Guide

    Wrist Injuries

    Injuries of the wrist are hugely common in sports. Hockey, lacrosse, winter sports, golf, racquet sports are all common culprits of the wrist injury and unfortunately if you play one of these sports and others, you are likely to sustain injury in some point in your sporting career.   The most c
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