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Within Upper Limb in the Musculoskeletal Therapy department at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital, we manage conditions of the shoulder and elbow.
Conditions of the wrist and hand are generally managed by our specialist team at the Pulvertaft Hand Centre.
We work closely with the Derby Shoulder Unit at the Royal Derby Hospital and our Occupational Therapy colleagues to provide a holistic and patient-centred approach to rehabilitation.
We can order relevant investigations and provide steroid injections in the department, where appropriate. We also provide post-operative rehabilitation, working closely with the upper limb consultants at the Derby Shoulder Unit.
Complaints affecting the upper limb are very common, with most people expected to experience shoulder pain in particular at some point in their lives. Shoulder pain is the third most common musculoskeletal disorder resulting in consultation with a GP, but fortunately it is rarely anything sinister and often gets better with time and physiotherapy. If conservative measures such as physiotherapy and time fail, we can refer to other specialist areas such as the Derby Shoulder Unit for further assessment and treatment as appropriate.