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Limb injury symptoms

Trusted information about signs and symptoms of limb injuries, including strains, sprains, broken bones and bruises

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Limb injuries

A limb injury is any injury to a limb, such as a leg or arm, or to their toes and fingers. Find out more about limb injuries and its many causes.

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Limb injury treatments

Trusted information about limb injury self care and treatment options, including when to seek medical attention

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Limb numbness

Numbness in the limbs is common, especially if you’ve been sitting or sleeping awkwardly. If the numbness continues over a long period, you should see a doctor.

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Peripheral nerve block (lower limb)

A peripheral lower limb nerve block can be used for most people, usually giving a safe and effective form of pain relief both during and after the operation.

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Peripheral nerve block (upper limb)

A peripheral upper limb nerve block can be used for most people, usually giving a safe and effective form of pain relief both during and after the operation.

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What not to say to an amputee

More than 20,000 amputees live in Australia. To mark Amputee Awareness Week, follow these tips for talking to people with limb loss.

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Huntington’s disease

Huntington's affects the nervous system and worsens over time. Symptoms include difficulty controlling limbs, and cognitive and emotional changes.

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Marfan syndrome

This condition affects tissue that strengthens and stabilises joints and muscles. People with Marfan syndrome are often tall and long-limbed.

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Pregnancy massage

Pregnancy massage can ease discomfort and tension, and reduce swelling in your limbs. Here's what's involved in a pregnancy massage.

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