Many procedures are available to treat the stiffness, pain and weakness that can occur with arthritic conditions in the wrist.
Mr Matt James sees 1-2 musicians in his weekly practise and works closely with rheumatologists and therapists.
The musicians' hand requirements are quite different from most hand surgery patients.
Musicians require flexibilty power endurance and sensitivity from their hands whilst playing,
not suprisingly their hands become fatigued and suseptable to injury and degenerative conditions.
Certain conditions such as tendonopathy and RSI type problems are common in this group.
Surgery is often not required and patients are normally referred to therapists for hand retraining and rehabilitation exercises.
Effective new treatments with K laser a low level laser therapy show great promise and are non invasive.
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