CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME TREATMENT MILTON KEYNES

Ultrasound Guided Diagnosis Scan and Pain Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Milton Keynes

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Private Carpal Tunnel Treatment Milton Keynes

For safe and effective private carpal tunnel treatment in Milton Keynes choose Joint Care Clinics. We have years of experience and are trusted by sporting professionals.

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

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Possible causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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

Musculoskeletal issues?

If you are experiencing painful joints, muscles, tendons or ligaments please get in touch for a diagnostic scan and treatment

Carpal Tunnel FAQS

How long does an ultrasound guided injection for Carpal Tunnel 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 the local anaesthesia using a very fine small needle. Ram is an experienced and carried out more than 30,000 Ultrasound guided injections sofar. 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?

Cortisone injection is also known as Corticosteroid injection  or steroid injection. This is a strong anti-inflammatory medication is used for many of the inflammatory and arthritis conditions to control pain, swelling, stiffness and improve function. Corticosteroid injections are NOT the same used by body builders 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 the joint lubrication. Hence, acts as a shock absorber to control the joint /tendon symptoms. Limits the further damage to the joint and delays or avoids the need for the surgery. Aslo, 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 are 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 ( helps in repairing the cell and its growth)  and prepared from the patient’s own blood. Separated growth factors from the patients blood is injected back into the affected area of the same patient. Due to PRP’s  ability to heal and even regenerate injured or aging tendons, ligaments and joints, providing 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 other form of transport to return home. This is mainly due to your driving licence policy, rather injection efficacy. Majority of the 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 a Carpal Tunnel Pain Treatment Injection?

After the injection, you may feel pain-free for a couple of hours due to Local anaesthesia. However, pain returns after 2 hours, 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 a direct skin contact) to 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 severity of the problem, body response to the steroid injection, rest period following an injection,  rehabilitation and exposing 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) 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 are 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.

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MILTON KEYNES CLINIC

ISIS Chiropractic, ISIS House,

Tilers Rd, Kiln Farm

Milton Keynes MK11 3EA

Phone: 0333 444 2013

 

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.