New tests at health centre

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PEOPLE living with a hand complaint can now receive a faster diagnosis and access help more quickly at a treatment centre near Chesterfield.

Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre is now able to perform nerve conduction studies on the premises to help better manage treatment for sufferers of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Symptoms of the condition include pain, numbness and a burning or tingling sensation in the hands or fingers. Some patients are advised that surgery is the best option.

The new diagnostic equipment will allow patients to get their results and find out if surgery is needed within a matter of minutes at the same appointment, saving time and hassle.