The Chaucer HospitalNackington Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7AR Directions
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Expert care for your hand and wrist concerns
If you enjoy taking part in a particular sport, wrist or hand pain could limit your ability to participate. A tingling or numbness in your hand may affect your grip on a tennis racket for example, preventing you from playing at your normal level. Away from sports, seemingly simple tasks like brushing your teeth or twisting the lid off a bottle can become far more challenging when they cause pain in your hand or wrist.
If you’re experiencing pain, stiffness, weakness or numbness in your hand, wrist or forearm, it is sensible to see a doctor for assessment and treatment advice.
At The Chaucer Hospital, our experienced consultants treat the whole range of hand and wrist conditions, helping to get people out of pain and restoring strength, movement and function once more. Would you like them to help you too?
Some of the more common reasons for people to come to us for help are:
These symptoms can be caused by a number of conditions, including:
Many hand and wrist problems will resolve naturally over time, while others will benefit from early medical intervention. If your symptoms are particularly severe, debilitating or causing you concern, you may like to meet with a Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon for expert assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
They will perform a physical examination of your hand, wrist and arm in order to determine your current mobility, strength and flexibility and to see how your symptoms are limiting you.
Depending on your symptoms and clinical assessment, further tests may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. This will often be an X-ray of your hand and wrist, which can help show involvement of the bony structures. If no abnormalities are seen on the X-ray, other diagnostic scans like ultrasound or MRI may be carried out to investigate the tendons, ligaments, muscles and nerves. All of these can be carried out for you here on-site at The Chaucer Hospital where required.
Once a diagnosis has been made, your consultant will be able to discuss suitable treatment options with you. These may include physiotherapy, steroid injections or surgery.
Sometimes, to confirm a diagnosis you may need a form of keyhole surgery known as arthroscopy. This involves passing a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera and light attached to it through a small cut in your wrist. This transmits a live feed to a screen, giving your consultant a clear view inside the wrist. This is carried out as a day case procedure.
Many hand and wrist condition will resolve naturally over time or can be managed with non-surgical (conservative) treatments. If you do require surgery, your consultant will explain how it will be done, the benefits you should expect to see as a result and any risks or possible complications you need to be aware of.
Many of our patients are from Canterbury but some travel to us from other areas of Kent.
Regardless of how you’ve been referred to us or the distance you’ll be travelling to visit with us, at The Chaucer you will always benefit from:
Good, effective treatments are available for many hand and wrist conditions. Book your appointment online today.