Hand and wrist injuries are particularly common in young, sporting individuals, but can also be seen as a degenerative condition in older patients.
At The Joint Injection Clinic we frequently treat conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and base of thumb arthritis, which occur as a result of wear and tear change over time. These conditions can be particularly painful and have a big impact on day-to-day life, interfering with work, activities, hobbies, and even sleep.
Conditions such as de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis are frequently seen in mums of young babies as a result of frequent carrying, feeding and lifting of the baby. At a time when sleep may be limited and life is particularly hectic, the additional burden of pain can be too much to handle. An injection for this condition can help to rapidly settle inflammation and pain, allowing you to return to caring for your baby in relative comfort.
In the early stages, following an acute wrist injury, your doctor will often prescribe immobilisation in the form of splinting, as a way of allowing the damaged structures to heal. Our clinicians work closely with hand therapists who are specially trained to manage hand and wrist conditions. If these issues become particularly painful or chronic, then we would often consider an ultrasound guided injection to manage pain and facilitate rehabilitation back to normal function.