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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 eight bones, alongside, ligaments, tendons and […]

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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 Reduced grip and strength in the wrist Pain […]

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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: Finger Splint Surgery What is Mallet Finger? Mallet […]

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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: Rest and Immobilisation Plaster Cast Strengthening and […]

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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 just being able to […]

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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.

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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 hand […]

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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.

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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.

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