• Broken Wrist (Colles Fracture) Injury Guide

    Broken-Wrist-(Colles'-Fracture)

    What is a Colles Fracture? A broken wrist is common following a fall on an outstretched hand. A Colles fracture is a fracture of the radius bone of the forearm, just above the wrist (a Scaphoid fracture is the other common type of wrist fracture). Symptoms include a great deal of wrist pain, a “dinner … Read more

    Bowen Technique in Sports Injuries

    Susan Walker explains the benefits of Bowen Therapy on healing sports injuries. What is Bowen Therapy? “Bowen Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive “hands-on” therapy, which is performed using fingers and thumbs to make simple rolling moves over muscles and tendons. It is described as holistic as it treats the body as a whole.” What are … Read more

    Olly Barkley’s Sprained Thumb Injury

    The Injury Olly Barkley dislocated his thumb whilst playing in Bath Rugby’s Heineken Cup fixture against Leinster in January 2006. Injuries to the ligaments at the base of the thumb are relatively common in rugby. The Ulnar Collateral and the Radial Collateral ligaments are the most commonly injured. The Treatment Thumb sprains heal well in … Read more

    Treating Arthritis

    There is always something that can be done to help Arthritis Around 20% of the UK population have some form of Arthritis. Arthritis affects both sexes and all age groups. Arthritis tends to be characterised by inflammation and degeneration of a joint, which causes joint pain and swelling. This can progress to the point where … Read more

    Repetitive Strain Injuries

    There are many different types of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) and these are categorised by the overuse of certain movements and motions. Commonly RSI occurs as a result of an individual undertaking a task typical to them. Be it associated with their occupation, hobby or sport, a repetitive motion can lead to a strain on … Read more

    Bennett’s Fracture (Dislocation of the Thumb) Injury Guide

    Bennett's Fracture (Dislocation of the Thumb)

    What is a Bennett’s Fracture Injury? Bennett’s fracture is a fracture dislocation of the thumb. A fracture dislocation at the base of the thumb is not uncommon in boxers, rugby players, American football players and football (soccer) goalkeepers. It refers to a fracture of the metacarpal (thumb) bone at the joint surface with the carpal … Read more