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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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managing a dislocated wrist

Managing a Dislocated Wrist

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Here we take a look at managing a dislocated wrist, including common causes and treatments, and some simple excercises you can do at home. Common Causes A dislocated wrist occurs from a fall or high impact traumatic event. There are 8 small bones in the wrist called the scaphoid, lunate,…

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radial head fracture

Radial Head Fracture

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RADIAL HEAD FRACTURE – QUESTION: A 32 year old man suffered a radial head fracture after falling on his outstretched arm at work. What should he do? What Is The Radial Head? The radial head is the end of the radius bone at your elbow. Together the radial head, the…

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Shoulder exercises

Shoulder Exercises

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Here are a few examples of range of motion and isometric strengthening shoulder exercises to do at home. If you have any questions or would like to discuss a shoulder injury, don’t hesitate to give us a call. The Shoulder Joint The shoulder, also known as the glenohumeral joint, consists…

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wrist dislocation

Wrist Dislocation

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WRIST DISLOCATION – QUESTION: A 16 year old girl suffered a wrist dislocation during a game of hockey on the weekend. Is it swollen, immobile and very painful. How can a hand therapist help? What Is A Wrist Dislocation? The wrist is made up of 8 small carpal bones articulating…

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