Release of a stiff elbow

If you are struggling with elbow pain, a lack of mobility in your elbow, or you are unable to straighten your arm, we work with Orthopaedic teams to support you
Consultations for this treatment are available at: KIMS Hospital or Sevenoaks Medical Centre - you can request your preferred location when you contact us
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Common causes of pain in the elbow include sprains from overstretching a ligament, tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow, a build-up of fluid over the elbow joint (bursitis), trapped nerves, osteoarthritis or repetitive strain injury. It can be all too easy to put a stiff elbow down to overdoing things but, if you are unable to straighten your arm fully or make a fist with your fingers, this is often a sign of trauma or arthritis and you should seek help from a specialist.

A fast diagnosis for your elbow pain to support a prompt recovery

The first step is to book an initial consultation to discuss your symptoms with a Consultant. You can choose to have this appointment at KIMS Hospital or Sevenoaks Medical Centre. If the problem is caused by inflammation, your Consultant may suggest you have anti-inflammatory medication or an anti-inflammatory injection. They may also refer you to have physical therapy treatment to help restore movement. However, in more severe cases, your Consultant may recommend you undergo an investigative procedure to examine the joint and remove any loose bodies within the elbow. This is often an arthroscopic (keyhole) procedure to remove spurs on the ends of bones or to treat other problems within the joint.

Locations

You can see expert consultants and have a range of scans and tests at either one of our facilities below. If you need a procedure or surgery, this will be carried out at KIMS Hospital in Maidstone.

KIMS Hospital, Maidstone

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Sevenoaks Medical Centre Outside

Sevenoaks Medical Centre

Find out more about Sevenoaks Medical Centre, our consulting and diagnostic facility for patients in West Kent.

Prices & payment

We offer a guide price of:

Release of a stiff elbow
£2,470
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The guide price is based on the usual clinical needs of patients. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.

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FAQs

Where will my treatment take place?

Regardless of where you had your initial consultation or tests, if your Consultant refers you for an investigative procedure or surgery, this will take place at KIMS Hospital in Maidstone. For most outpatient appointments, including some physical therapy treatment and any follow up appointments with your Consultant, you can choose to be seen at either KIMS Hospital or Sevenoaks Medical Centre.

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