Woman using laptop while sitting at home. Young woman sitting in kitchen and working on laptop.
By Chen Li – BAppSc(Phty), Hand Therapy Group Physiotherapist, Accredited Hand Therapist (AHTA), Certified Hand Therapist (USA)

Woman working from home on an ergonomic set upWorking at a desk everyday can be very taxing on your hands and wrist due to constant typing, writing and body posture. An incorrect set up at work or in your home office can increase the likelihood of an injury. Some individuals may even start to experience pins and needles or numbness in their fingers, or pain and swelling in the wrist or fingers.

Below we take a look at the common wrist and hand injuries associated with sitting at a desk all day. 

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Film x-ray forearm AP show fracture shaft of ulnar bone .
By Chen Li – BAppSc(Phty), Hand Therapy Group Physiotherapist, Accredited Hand Therapist (AHTA), Certified Hand Therapist (USA)
Film x-ray forearm AP show fracture shaft of ulnar bone .

Gone are the days where bulky and heavy white plaster is the only way to treat broken bones.

With clever technology, there are now waterproof casts and thermoplastic splints as treatment options. Let’s take a look at different ways of healing fractures with a plaster of Paris backslab, fibreglass cast and thermoplastic splint, as well as how to best look after each of them.

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