CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME TREATMENT COVENTRY

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CARPAL TUNNEL PAIN TREATMENT COVENTRY

For safe and effective private carpal tunnel treatment choose Joint Care Clinics, we have years of experience and are trusted by sporting professionals. Scroll down this page to see our 5-star ratings from our loyal customers. Joint Care Clinics are HCPC-registered and members of the chartered society of physiotherapy. We offer a one-stop clinic for consultation, ultrasound-guided diagnostic scans, and treatment. We have joint care clinics across the UK, where this service is offered by highly experienced clinicians. 

About Carpal Tunnel (Median nerve) syndrome

With Carpal Tunnel the median nerve is entrapped in the wrist at the carpal tunnel level. The symptoms include:

  • Loss/weak grip strength.
  • Pain is usually worse at night and in the morning.
  • Tingling/pins and needles in the thumb, ring and middle finger.
  • Reduced sensation/numbness along the thumb side of the wrist

Possible causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  •  Diabetes
  • Wrist tendons tenosynovitis
  • Swelling
  • Mass/cyst in the carpal tunnel
  • Being Overweight
  • Pregnancy
  • Wrist injury
  • Family history

Steroid injections can reduce the inflammation around the median nerve and bring relief to the symptoms. Sometimes you may need a further injection in a few months’ time.  Surgery is needed if steroid injection fails to control the symptoms.

An ultrasound-guided injection ensures the steroid injection is carried out around the nerve, without actually damaging the nerve itself.

 

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COVENTRY JOINT CARE CLINIC

12 Park Road,

Coventry,

CV1 2LD

Phone: 0333 444 2013

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ULTRASOUND GUIDED INJECTIONS

How long does an ultrasound guided injection take?

This will vary depending on the area and other factors, but an assessment, scan & ultrasound-guided injection will generally take around 60 minutes. Ultrasound-guided injection alone is done in a few seconds. Injection alone is carried out in a few seconds.

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Are ultrasound guided injections painful?

Discomfort from the needle insertion can be minimised by using local anaesthesia using a very fine small needle. Ram is experienced and carried out more than 30,000 Ultrasound guided injections so far. He routinely treats complex patients and patients with needle phobia, through the technique he developed through his experience.

What is an ultrasound guided cortisone / Steroid / Corticosteroid injection?

A cortisone injection is also known as a Corticosteroid injection or steroid injection. This is a strong anti-inflammatory medication that is used for many inflammatory and arthritis conditions to control pain, swelling, and stiffness and improve function. Corticosteroid injections are NOT the same used by bodybuilders use. Corticosteroid injections do not cause weight gain.  To find out more please visit our ultrasound-guided steroid injections page from the ‘Types of Guided injection’ menu on the top.

Always, consider having the Steroid injections under ultrasound guidance for accuracy.

What is an ultrasound guided hyaluronic acid (HA) injection?

HA injection is also known as Gel injection or Lubricant injection. This viscosupplementation injection is a natural component of synovial fluid. This tends to increase joint fluid viscosity and restores joint lubrication. Hence, acts as a shock absorber to control joint /tendon symptoms. Limits further damage to the joint and delays or avoids the need for surgery. Also, helps to enjoy your daily activities or your preferred hobbies. To find out more please visit our  GUIDED ULTRASOUND HYALURONIC ACID INJECTIONS page from the ‘Types of Guided injection’ menu on the top.

These injections are very popular, especially for knee joint pain. Any number of injections can be taken in a given period, due to minimal or no side effects from these injections. Usually, a course of 3 Injections is preferred, though some may do well just with an injection per year 9 we have patients managing just with 1/year.

What is an ultrasound guided PRP injection?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are rich in growth factors (help in repairing the cell and its growth)  and prepared from the patient’s own blood. Separated growth factors from the patient’s blood are injected back into the affected area of the same patient. PRP’s ability to heal and even regenerate injured or ageing tendons, ligaments and joints, provides some patients with an alternative to surgery. PRP therapy may reduce the required healing time for the injuries ( especially for sports injuries and early Arthritis ); otherwise, athletes/ sports professionals may require longer periods of rest from their sports-related activities.  To read more please visit our Ultrasound Guided PRP page.

Always, consider having the PRP injections under ultrasound guidance for accuracy.

can i drive after an injection

You will not be able to drive immediately after the procedure. Bring someone with you Or use another form of transport to return home. This is mainly due to your driving licence policy, rather injection efficacy. The majority of motor insurance policies will not allow you to drive for 3-5 hours after the injection with Local Anesthesia.

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What should i expect after an injection?

After the injection, you may feel pain-free for a couple of hours due to Local anaesthesia. However, pain returns after 2 hours, and you may even feel more pain for a couple of days due to bruising pain. Usually, you should start feeling better from the third day onwards. Pain relief from the steroid injection may take 1 to 2 weeks.

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How to manage bruising pain?

Discomfort from the needle insertion can be minimised by using an ice pack (wrapped in a towel, to minimise the risk of frostbite from direct skin contact) at the area of treatment. 3-4 times a day and 10-15 minutes at each time.

Will i always feel 100% pain free?

We can accurately inject the treatment area. However, pain relief depends on several factors, such as the severity of the problem, body response to the steroid injection, rest period following an injection, rehabilitation and exposure to the risk factors.

how many injections can i receive?

Corticosteroid Injections: 3 or 4 per treatment area/year.

Hyaluronic Acid: no limit as long as you are benefiting.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a course of 3, you can repeat as you like. 

What conditions can be treated?

Arthritis, Tendinopathies, Ligament, Muscle and Nerve related problems. We also offer trigger point injections for persistent pain (usually a course of 2-5 is effective).

How long the injection effect lasts?

It is hard to determine without an assessment. It may be possible to estimate after assessing the patient. Usually, lasts up to 3 months. There are many patients who benefited for more than a year to 2 years.

What is the cost of a private steroid injection at one of your UK Clinics?
The cost of steroid injections may vary depending on the area and how many are required. More than one injection in the same appointment attracts an additional discount.
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AREAS COVERED - CARPAL TUNNEL

Warwickshire clinic covering Rugby, Coventry, Nuneaton, Bedworth, Stratford Upon Avon, Kenilworth, Warwick and Leamington Spa.

West Midlands clinic covering Birmingham, Coventry, Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sutton Coldfield and Solihull

Buckinghamshire clinic covering Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Leighton Buzzard

Northamptonshire clinic covering Northampton, Daventry, Kettering and Wellingborough.

Leicestershire clinic covering Leicester and Nottingham (Nottinghamshire)

We also have regular clinics in Newcastle covering the North East.