When treatment is indicated, our clinic is keen to help as soon as possible. Accordingly, we encourage release immediately the need for it is diagnosed.
We use a laser to provide the release necessary to allow a more normal range of motion and function. The advantages of using the laser are: safety, extremely fast treatment, quick healing, minimal post-operative pain, no infection, accuracy and control of bleeding.
Generally we use one of the following 2 options available for our patients.
Topical anaesthetic only
In many instances it is preferable to provide the treatment without utilising anaesthetic injection. Our custom-made anaesthetic gel is painted onto the area to be treated and left in place for a few minutes. It is fast-acting and very effective at reducing sensation at a moderate level.
Local anaesthetic injection
Many of our patients are easier to treat following the use of the more profound pain control offered by local anaesthetic injection. In these instances topical anaesthetic is administered first (see above) to make the injection easier to tolerate despite this being an easy injection site.