• Understanding Hand & Wrist Injuries: Qualified Physio Advice

    The hip joint is a very strong, stable and flexible weight bearing joint. The most common injuries in the hip are hip osteoarthritis, lateral hip pain (gluteal tendinopathy or bursitis), hip (femoroacetabular) impingement and muscular thigh strains (hamstrings or quads). These types of injury are often minor and can be managed using the principles of … Read more

    Wrist Arthritis (Osteoarthritis) Treatment & Prevention

    Wrist Arthritis

    What is Wrist Arthritis? Wrist arthritis (osteoarthritis) is not one of the most common conditions of the hand and wrist rheumatoid arthritis is much more likely to affect the wrist. Typical signs and symptoms of wrist osteoarthritis include wrist pain, wrist stiffness and a loss of wrist range of movement. Because of the importance of … Read more

    Broken Wrist (Capitate Fracture) Injury Guide

    Broken Wrist (Capitate Fracture)

    What is a Capitate Fracture? A broken wrist commonly occurs following a fall on an outstretched hand. A capitate fracture accounts for around 2% of all wrist fractures. The capitate is one of the eight small carpal bones that make up the wrist complex. It is positioned in the centre of the carpal region and … 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

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Depth

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause of wrist and hand pain. Carpal tunnel syndrome can also be characterised by pins and needles’ in the hand. The carpal tunnel refers to a gap in the carpal (wrist) bones through which muscles, blood vessels and nerves pass on their way to … Read more