At the initial consultation, Dr Rees listened to Lesley's account of her condition and the symptoms she was experiencing. He also took note of her previous medical history and after an examination, determined further investigation would be needed. He referred her for an ultrasound and MRI, after analysing the results along with all of the above he was able to clarify the rotator cuff issue was in fact a shoulder impingement, specifically rotator cuff tendonitis.
After diagnosis, Dr Rees identified several treatment options appropriate for Lesley's condition, including a steriod injection into the affected area which she decided to go ahead with. Dr Rees explained that this was a fairly common and effective treatment which he believed would greatly benefit Lesley and her condition.
"Within a week of my initial consultation, I was able to have the injection. It took no longer than 20 minutes! I was advised that there was a 'window' of up to around six months afterwards which would allow me to have physio treatment, and undergo strengthening and stretching of the affected area to help her to recover and regain movement.
This was such a huge relief, after exploring so many options to no avail, finally finding out exactly what I was dealing with and that there was some relatively straightforward treatment that, given time and some work, could much improve her condition."