The Meriden HospitalUniversity Hospital Site, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV2 2LQ Directions
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Treatment for shoulder and elbow problems
We use our shoulders and elbows thousands of times every day as we go about our normal routines and activities. If we develop a problem in them through injury or disease, we may very quickly find ourselves struggling to carry out even the simplest of tasks.
Many problems in the shoulder and elbow will resolve themselves naturally over time but if they don’t, you may need further investigations and expert advice to successfully treat the problem.
At The Meriden Hospital, the Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons treat all shoulder and elbow problems, helping people to get out of pain and stiffness and back to better function again.
Whether you’re suffering from pain after an injury, arthritis in the shoulder, a frozen shoulder, Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow, they would be delighted to help you.
Shoulder and elbow pain tend to result from injury or trauma, or through wear and tear from a degenerative condition. Common reasons people come to us for help include:
Shoulder and elbow pain can affect anyone. Degenerative conditions such as arthritis in the shoulder tend to become more common as we age.
If your symptoms are interfering with your daily life, stopping you from doing the things you most enjoy, it is sensible to get medical help.
At The Meriden Hospital, our Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons will diagnose the cause of your symptoms and form an appropriate treatment plan to get you out of pain and back to doing the things you love as soon as possible.
With four main joints in your shoulder, it’s no surprise that problems can easily occur. Common complaints and conditions for the shoulder and elbow include:
Whether you’re a professional rugby player hampered by recurring shoulder dislocations or a non-athlete frustrated with pain and stiffness in a shoulders or elbow, you’ll want access to specialist help and treatment without delay
Your shoulder and elbow joints provide an incredible amount of movement, flexibility and strength to your upper body. If you develop a problem, early assessment and diagnosis can be invaluable in preventing further damage to the joint
When you first meet with your Consultant here at The Meriden Hospital, they will ask you about your symptoms. They will want to know:
They will carry out a physical examination of your elbow or shoulder, assessing the strength, movement and flexibility you currently have.
An X-ray of your shoulder or elbow may be carried out, as this can help show any obvious bony abnormalities. If additional investigations are needed, such as CT, MRI or Ultrasound, these can all be arranged for you quickly and easily.
Once a diagnosis has been made, your Consultant will be able to discuss suitable treatment options with you.
It’s important to know that you won’t always need surgery to treat a shoulder or elbow problem. Non-surgical treatments can be very helpful for a number of common shoulder and elbow problems. These may include a course of physiotherapy, pain relief medication or injection of a corticosteroid into the joint.
If non-surgical treatments don’t give you the relief you need, then you may need surgery.
There are a number of ways surgery can be carried out on the shoulder and elbow, from a type of keyhole surgery known as arthroscopy through to more invasive “open” surgery. The majority of surgical treatments can be performed through keyhole techniques which results in less scarring and a faster recovery.
Tears in the rotator cuff tendon around the ball and socket joint of your shoulder are likely to need surgical repair. This is usually done by keyhole surgery as a day case procedure.
More advanced arthritis in the shoulder may require a shoulder replacement. This is a larger operation, performed as open surgery, where the damaged joint is removed and replaced by an artificial joint. There are a few different ways this can be done, and your Consultant will discuss these with you in advance.
If you do need surgery, your Consultant will explain it to you clearly so that you know how it will be done, what to expect with your recovery and what benefits you should realistically expect to see following the surgery.
Many of our patients are from Coventry itself, but others travel from the surrounding areas to visit with us. We treat patients with private medical insurance and patients who choose to use one of our self-pay options.
At The Meriden Hospital, you will benefit from:
There are good treatments available for many elbow and shoulder conditions, both surgical and non-surgical. Your Consultant will investigate the cause(s) of your symptoms and then talk with you about suitable treatment options. If surgery is needed, they will arrange that for you at the earliest opportunity.
If you’re looking for private Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in Coventry and the surrounding areas, book your appointment online today.