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Hand injuries

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Crush injuries - Farmer Health | Farmer Health

Crush injuries occur when a part of the body, like a hand, arm, leg, foot or trunk is squashed. Often there is little damage on the outside, hiding the damage that has occurred on the inside. Crush injuries are common...

Read more on The National Centre for Farmer Health website

Wound care - Farmer Health | Farmer Health

Skin wounds need to be cleaned and dressed. Contrary to many myths, wounds that are kept moist heal better than those exposed to the air. Protecting the wound with a dressing provides a moist environment that encourages the surface skin...

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Hand, foot and mouth disease

Find out what is hand, foot and mouth disease and links to trusted information on it's symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Chilblains / Perniosis (children) | Arthritis Australia

What are chilblains? Chilblains are an injury to the skin of the hands and feet (although they can occur elsewhere like nose, ears, buttocks) caused by cold temperatures. The other name for chilblains is perniosis. Chilblains tend to become less of a problem after adolescence. There are no long term effects. Symptoms

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Wrist tenosynovitis (tendonitis; washerwoman's sprain) | myVMC

De Quervain's tenosynovitis is a painful form of tendonitis affecting the wrist . It occurs when repetitive thumb movements damage tendons of the hand.

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First aid for spinal injury

Information on how to manage and treat a spinal injury.

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Cysts - ganglion cysts - Better Health Channel

A ganglion cyst is the most common lump on the hand, and tends to target women between the ages of 20 and 40 years of age.

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Elbow pain

Overuse or repeated pressure on the tendons near the elbow joint can overload these tissues, particularly where the tendon anchors to the bone. If overload occurs, it can cause pain around the elbow, particularly when using the wrist and hand. Depending on the location and severity of the injury, full recovery can take months.

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Spinal Cord Injury - Be active Adolescents with Spinal Cord Injury | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Physical activity Physical activity is vital for everyone, and especially for people living with Spinal Cord Injury

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Bone fracture: Brian's experience with breaking a wrist | myVMC

In this experience we speak to Brian; a hard-working exec who learnt how to type with his left hand - the hard way, after fracturing his wrist.

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