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May 2017

Kienbock’s Disease

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Kienbock’s disease is a rare condition which affects the lunate bone in the wrist. Here’s a look at the signs and symptoms, causes and treatment from your hand therapist. Kienbock’s disease is a rare condition which affects the lunate bone in the wrist. This bone is important for movement and…

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ulnar neuropathy

Ulnar Neuropathy

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Ulnar neuropathy is the inflammation or compression of the ulnar nerve. Here’s a look at the causes, symptoms and treatment. Ulnar neuropathy – also known as cubital tunnel syndrome or ulnar neuritis – is the inflammation or compression of the ulnar nerve which can cause symptoms such as pins and needles, numbness…

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Bowler's thumb

Bowler’s Thumb

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Bowler’s thumb is a condition caused by repeated pressure or friction over the ulnar nerve of the thumb, often caused by bowling, rowing or garden. Here’s a look at the symptoms and treatment. Bowler’s thumb is a condition resulting from repeated pressure or friction over the ulnar nerve of the thumb….

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Lymphedema vs Oedema

Lymphedema and Oedema: What’s the difference?

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Lymphedema and oedema have similar symptoms, however understanding the difference between the two is crucial to ensuring you get the most suitable treatment. Lymphedema Lymphedema is a condition of localised fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system. The lymphatic system normally returns interstitial fluid to the thoracic…

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