We don’t often think about it, but almost every task we perform on a day-to-day basis requires the use of the hands. From drying the clothes, driving a car or typing on a keyboard – our hands and wrist are crucial to our quality of life. It also means there’s also a fairly high degree of risk involved with common physical activities. Hand and wrist injuries are actually quite common among people, both young and old.
What are the most common causes of back pain and what treatment is available for people with these conditions? Mr Lee Breakwell, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Claremont, takes a closer look.
You may have heard of floaters or flashes, and chances are you have either had one of them or know someone who has. But what are floaters and flashes, how do they come about and what can be done about them? Mr Kurt Spiteri Cornish, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Claremont, takes a closer look.