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Caring for Your Plaster Cast, Synthetic Cast and Splint

The information provides advice on caring for your plaster cast, synthetic cast and splint. These applications help to immobilise an injured limb after fractures, sprains, ligament tears and other injuries. Do’s: Raise your injured part using pillows to reduce swelling. Observe for change in nail bed colour of your injured part eg: from pink to […]

Fractures of the Hand and Wrist

Good hand function depends on healthy and intact bones and joints. 31 bones from the skeleton of the hand and wrist. Between the bones are joints that allow the fingers and wrist to move. Muscles and tendon attach to the bones, moving the joints when they contract and relax. The nerves and blood vessels are […]

Rotator Cuff Tears and Frozen Shoulder

The “50-year-old shoulder” In Chinese and Japanese, the “50 Shoulder”, or sometimes also called the “40 shoulder” refers to pain and stiffness of the shoulder occurring without any apparent cause. It is not confined to the 50 year old. and may occur typically in the 35-65 age group. This is also known as the Frozen […]

Extensor and Flexor Tendinitis

Brief Outline of Extensor and Flexor Tendinitis The tendons attached to the muscles that are responsible for flexing and extending the toes and foot can become inflamed and irritated just like any other tendon. Overuse, tightness is opposing muscles, or foot deformities can cause this condition. Extensor tendinitis is more common that flexor, but flexor […]

Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

Brief Outline of Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis causes severe restriction of shoulder movement due to pain. The condition results from abnormal bands of tissue that form between joints, thereby restricting their motion and producing pain. Synovial fluid – which usually serves to lubricate the space between the capsule and ball of the humerus […]