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Mallet Finger Injuries – Not so small…

What is a mallet finger injury? The mallet injury is a tear of the long tendon that extends the tip of the finger. It may be just the tendon in isolation but also can be accompanied by a small fragment of bone being pulled off the point at which the tendon attaches, known as an…
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Benign Paroxysmal Position Vertigo – What You Need to Know

What is Benign Paroxysmal Position Vertigo (BPPV) ? Benign Paroxysmal Position Vertigo (BPPV) is a common cause of vertigo and is a condition that affects the inner ear. Within the inner ear there are semicircular canals that contain calcium crystals which help detect movement. In people with BPPV, these crystals have become dislodged which can cause…
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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is when the plantar fascia, a thick tissue that runs under the arch of your foot becomes irritated. The plantar fascia connects your heel to the toes in your foot. It is the most common cause of heel pain, and is often a condition that slowly builds up over time. Symptoms of Plantar…
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Christmas – A Pain in the Neck?

Christmas - A Pain in the Neck? Each December, just when it seems the practice may become a little quieter, we receive an influx of people with neck pain that we have come to term “Christmas neck”. Sound familiar? It is a condition precipitated by frequent trips to the shops carrying far too many parcels,…
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