Overview of Clinical Care
The videos provide a basic overview of what to expect during clinical examination for a shoulder problem.
Treatment based on diagnosis
The complete examination enables us to determine the true cause of tissue problems and why the person is experiencing pain. This diagnosis forms the basis from which we can discuss treatment options.
Not all conditions require medication to be administered by guided injections, but there are many conditions that do benefit. The suppression of inflammation, correction of joint lubrication and enhanced tissue nutrition are all valid treatment options. There are also times when joint aspiration can provide immediate relief of symptoms.
Visit the ‘Injection‘ page for more details on what types of injection can be used.
Why Ultrasound Scan
When a person has a muscle, bone or joint problem, it is often their experience of pain that drives them to seek treatment.
There are two common factors that cause an experience of pain. Mechanical irritation generating stress and strain on particular structures and chemical changes referred to as inflammation.
Ultrasound scans allow the clinician and client to clearly see the origin of their mechanical irritation and also observe areas of tissue inflammation.
It is common to find that the mechanical and inflammatory problem does not exist where the pain experience is felt.
For this reason ultrasound scans are essential to help direct best treatment.
Injection therapy of corticosteroids is the most effective way to suppress inflammation.
Under guidance with ultrasound we can identify tissues that are suffering excessive inflammation and direct the medication exactly and safely to the right spot.
With over twenty years of NHS and private experience Chris has developed enhanced clinical skills in determining appropriate treatment for specific conditions.
By suppressing inflammation and correcting the mechanical irritation your painful problem can be corrected.
Chris is also able to recognise when mechanical tissue damage requires surgical intervention and he can a provide links to many of the regions top Orthopaedic Consultants for your specific problem.
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