Hand by the Sea

Dupuytren's contracture

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Hand and Wrist pathologies

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Wrist Injuries

Wrist fractures including Carpal fractures and distal radial fracture

De Quervain's Tendinosis

All what you want to know

Hand Swellings

Wrist ganglions and other swellings

Trigger finger

Trigger finger is a common hand problem. it can be managed by different approaches.

Other pathologies

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 Arthritis

Sports Injuries

Scaphoid Fracture

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (roo-ma-toy-d arth-ri-tus) is a condition that can cause pain, swelling and stiffness in joints.

It is known as an autoimmune condition. This means that the immune system, which is the body’s natural self-defence system, gets confused and starts to attack your body’s healthy tissues.

In rheumatoid arthritis, the main way it does this is with inflammation (in-fla-may-shun) in your joints. 

Rheumatoid arthritis affects around 400,000 adults aged 16 and over in the UK. It can affect anyone of any age. It can get worse quickly, so early diagnosis and intensive treatment are important.

The sooner you start treatment, the more effective it’s likely to be. To understand how rheumatoid arthritis develops, it helps to know how a normal joint works.

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