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Ask the expert: Your chance to speak to Consultant Hand Surgeon, Mr Shyamalan

10th August 2022

Join us for a free patient information evening with the chance to have a 1:1 mini consultation with Consultant Hand Surgeon, Mr Shyamalan. About this event Mr Gunaratnam Shyamalan, from Midland Hand Clinic, will be discussing and giving his expert advice on common hand, wri...

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Immune boosting foods

03rd August 2022

It is important to maintain a healthy diet in order to keep our immune system strong so we can fight off viruses and bacteria that can make us ill. What foods are good for our immune system? Ginger Ginger has antioxident properties and is good for reducing inflammation a...

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Exercises to help strengthen joints

21st July 2022

Exercise is important to maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle. Not only will it help you maintain a healthy weight to ease the load on your joints and improve your cardiovascular health, it can help maintain bone strength and build the muscles around your joints. It can also hel...

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Cycling and wrist pain

19th July 2022

Hand and wrist pain is a common complaint of many cyclists. It can often be caused by guyons canal syndrome or carpal tunnel syndrome. Guyons Canal Syndrome The ulnar nerve travels down from your neck, through your arm to the hand and can become compressed from pushing...

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Hand and wrist sports injuries

19th July 2022

The hands and wrists contain many bones, tendons and ligaments which can easily become damaged from repetitive movements, degenerative conditions and sports injuries.  Common sports injuries to the hand, fingers and wrist Common sports injuries to the hand and wrist ar...

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All about lumps and bumps

17th May 2022

The most common hand and wrist lump is a ganglion which is a swelling of the soft tissue that happens when the joint fluid breaks through and forms a lump. You can get ganglions on the wrist and around the finger joints, in fact any joint can form a ganglion. Other common places ...

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Carpal tunnel or Arthritis?

25th April 2022

Whilst both arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome can cause pain in your hand and wrist, they are different conditions which may require different treatment. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition which usually presents when pressure is on a nerve in your wrist, whereas A...

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Injection types

25th April 2022

Injections generally form into two groups. You can have injections for pain relief such as steroid injections or injections trying to rejuvenate the area using your own blood. Steroid injections  Steroid injections are an anti-inflammatory injection which reduces swell...

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All about Arthritis

04th April 2022

What are the symptoms? You may experience pain in your thumb which may become more painful over time and is interfering with your day to day activities such as opening a jar. The base of the thumb may also be painful when trying to meet your little finger. What tests will b...

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Signs and symptoms of the most common hand conditions

28th March 2022

Our hands are vital to our everyday life. Pretty much everything we do involves them so it can be disconcerting to experience pain and discomfort which may indicate there is something wrong. The most common conditions are Carpal tunnel syndrome, Trigger finger, and Dupuytren&r...

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Physiotherapy educational talk: Upper Limb

22nd March 2022

Free hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder educational talk About this event Physiotherapists, you are invited to our free hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder educational talk with Mr G Shyamalan and Mr R Jordan, consultant orthopaedic surgeons. The talk includes a serie...

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Do I have Carpal Tunnel?

24th February 2022

The nerve that supplies sensation to the thumb and fingers comes from the neck and runs through a tunnel called the carpal tunnel which when under pressure can cause pain. What are the symptoms? You may experience pins and needles, tingling, waking from sleep in pain and oc...

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Wrist exercises

15th February 2022

Strengthening exercises are a virtual part of our workout routines, particularly the legs, arms and core but what about our wrists? Our wrists are so important to most of our everyday activities, such as lifting the kettle, vacuuming or driving our car.  By exercising you...

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What is Tennis Elbow?

13th December 2021

Tennis elbow is a painful condition where the tendons around the elbow become damaged from overuse. What are the symptoms? Most patients with Tennis elbow complain of pain in the elbow itself which radiates down the back of the forearm to the hand and/or weakness in grippin...

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Could I have Cubital Tunnel?

13th December 2021

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is pressure or blocking of the ulnar nerve (also known as the funny bone nerve), which runs along your arm to your fingers. What are the symptoms? You may have tingling or pins and needles in your little and ring finger, or you feel your hand is...

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All about Dupuytren's Contracture

13th December 2021

Dupuytren's contracture (also called Dupuytren's disease) is when the skin in your palm thickens and causes a nodule which can lead to a finger contracting down. What are the symptoms of Dupuytren’s contracture? As mentioned above, you may have a finger t...

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What is Trigger Finger?

28th November 2021

The tendons that bend your fingers run through a tunnel or sheath. Sometimes the tendon can develop a thickened part which catches on the edge of the tunnel as the tendon glides in and out. This can result in the tendon getting stuck in the tunnel and the finger ‘locks&rsqu...

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Will my arthritis worsen in winter

02nd November 2021

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and swelling (inflammation) in the joints. The trapezium is one of your wrist bones that lie at the base of your thumb. Arthritis in this joint is common and is a progressive condition that can lead to pain, stiffness and deform...

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Time for a hand health check

04th August 2021

The past year has seen many of us spending more time at home. For some of us that has been working from home and maybe spending longer periods of time sitting and using computers. For others it may have been an opportunity to tackle DIY projects or get to grips with the gardening...

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Put your hands in our hands

04th August 2021

Do you have pain, clicking, numbness or tingling in your hands? Have you noticed any signs of hand lumps, swellings or muscle wasting? If you answered yes - see below for some common hand conditions. Carpal Tunnel – Common symptoms include pins and needles, numbnes...

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Hand Health Check

08th December 2020

Our hands are so important to us, yet like many other areas of health and wellbeing we take them for granted and probably don’t look after them as much as we could. There are many things we can do to ensure we keep our hands in the best of health. Avoid static or repe...

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Could I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

08th December 2020

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition which occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The carpal tunnel—a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand&mdash...

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A cut above the rest!

20th November 2020

Alison is the proud owner of Ice Hair & Beauty salon which is situated in the centre of Dickens Heath village, just on the outskirts of Solihull. Late last year Alison started developing symptoms in her hands. “It started with a little numbness and then pins and need...

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Joy to be back on the bike!

14th November 2020

Motorcycle paramedic John Brown has been passionate about motorcycles from an early age.  His father was a bike enthusiast and John was the proud owner of his first bike by the age of 16.  “My father loved his bikes! I grew up surrounded by them so I guess it was ...

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Dupuytren's Contracture: Simple injection and manipulation of the finger

13th November 2020

I have nothing but praise for Mr Shyamalan. After suffering with Dupuytren's Contracture for many years and seeing two previous consultants who were unable to help, I was amazed when Mr Shyamalan said he could straighten my hand with a simple treatment. Frankly I did not beli...

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June Shakespeare regains full hand function after WALNUT surgery

13th November 2020

Following surgery to reattach tendons that were worn away due to wrist arthritis, June Shakespeare - a great grandmother in her eighties - is now able to grab back the many day-to-day skills that most people take for granted. “It is amazing how just being able to br...

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Thorn removal: Delighted patient

13th November 2020

Our patient had been in pain for 2 months with a thorn in his thumb. After two courses of antibiotics he was still in pain, especially at night. He’d seen a NHS team and was awaiting a scan and then possible surgery 6 weeks later. After much thought he phoned Midlan...

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Carpal Tunnel Surgery: Travelled for an excellent outcome

13th November 2020

I was suffering with pins and needles, numbness and pain in the night that awoke me from my sleep and injections from my GP weren’t working and I was told I had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Reading the testimonials online gave me a high degree of confidence so I decided to tr...

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Osteoarthritis: Mr Shyamalan makes life bearable again

13th November 2020

I suffer with Osteoarthritis and in 2003 l had both thumb joints replaced. In 2016 the right thumb joint had broken down and knowing this was going to be no normal procedure, l looked for a hand specialist on the internet and found Mr Shyamalan on the Spire Healthcare w...

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Trigger thumb: Travelled from overseas to see Mr Shyamalan

10th November 2020

I am originally from the West Midlands but live and work abroad, and when I found out that I needed to have surgery to release my trigger finger (thumb) I wanted to find a sensibly priced and safe surgeon back in the UK from a trusted regional expert to minimise any chances of co...

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Scaphoid Fracture: 20 years of pain fixed

09th November 2020

I fractured my scaphoid bone 20 years ago playing football where it had developed AVN (Avascular Necrosis) causing the bone to die and loose its blood supply. After 20 years of pain and suffering and being seen by many orthopaedic surgeons with no clear answer of fixing the ...

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Winter injuries patient evening. 30th January 2020.

06th January 2020

You're invited to a free patient event about common winter and sporting injuries with the opportunity to meet an Orthopaedic Consultant. Throughout the evening there are a selection of talks for you to choose from. Each talk will last for 30 minutes, with the oppor...

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National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Awareness Event

22nd September 2019

Our awareness event with the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society on 18th September was a great success.  We enjoyed meeting you. There were some really insightful questions for Mr Shyamalan about surgical management and treatment options for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the ...

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In Association With The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) Wednesday 18th September, Solihull

12th August 2019

If you say ‘arthritis’ most people assume you’re talking about wear and tear on the joints, which many older people have.  This is known osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis is different and is caused when your immune system attacks the lining of your ...

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Free Hand, Wrist and Elbow Mini Consultation Evening Thursday 4th July 5.45 pm - 7.00 pm. Spire Little Aston

07th June 2019

At our free mini consultation evening Mr Shyamalan, a dedicated hand, elbow and wrist surgeon, will share his quick guide to some of the most common hand complaints and what to do if you experience pain. Mr Shyamalam will also offer a mini consultation where you will get a chance...

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