Skelian Chiropractic, Physiotherapy & Massage Therapy Cheltenham
Skelian Chiropractic, Physiotherapy & Massage Therapy Cheltenham
290 Google reviews
Steve MaxTheMaths
Steve MaxTheMaths
Huge thanks to Jamie and the team for getting me back on my feet! Fabulous service. Highly recommended.
Nickie Apperly
Nickie Apperly
Great service, Tom is very reassuring and encouraging. His confident yet, caring approach made me feel at ease and my recovery has definately benefitted from this.
Fred Warren
Fred Warren
Several months ago I was stricken with severe sciatica, strong pain killers were prescribed by my GP but they had unacceptable side effects. I contacted Skelian and Jamie quickly sorted out my problem, without further medication. During the course of my treatment, I found that Jamie's manipulations of my neck gave a certain amount of relief to the vertigo and muzziness “brain fog”, which I had been suffering from, for the past five years. I am thankful to Skelian and Jamie in particular for his caring approach to my ailments, he has an excellent bedside manner and he has given me beneficial advice to help with my long standing dizziness problems.
Kam Mistry
Kam Mistry
Very happy. Jamie was great - friendly and professional. I certainly felt that I was in good hands and could already feel the benefits after my first visit. After three sessions the pain has gone.
Monica Wragg
Monica Wragg
I highly recommend the Skelian Clinic. The lovely Aaron has cured my lower back pain in a matter of a few weeks so that I can now resume and enjoy my walks. Everyone at the clinic is very professional, kind and friendly. Thank you.
Zara Winters
Zara Winters
I walked in to the Skelian clinic at my wit's end - my neck and shoulders hurt from decades of poor posture due to computer work, my left forearm was tight and painful and I had been suffering with agonizing tennis elbow in my right arm which was waking me up every night. It felt like my entire upper body had seized up. From the moment I entered the clinic I felt a good vibe - Angela, the receptionist, made me feel relaxed and welcome and was just lovely to be around, she takes a genuine interest in every client and radiates warmth - and has a lovely singing voice to boot! Victoria, who I cannot thank enough, has worked miracles. After four treatments, using a combination of dry needle therapy, targeted deep tissue massage and spinal manipulation I feel like a different person. The pain has almost completely gone and I have a workable action plan on how to look after my joints. Victoria is empathic, exceptionally knowledgeable, witty and a great listener. She explains what she is doing in straightforward language and puts you at ease immediately. I can honestly say that I am blown away by the results, it is life changing to have that debilitating pain taken away. I wish I'd gone sooner. If you are suffering with neck, back or joint problems please just book an appointment online, you owe it to yourself.
Brian Evans
Brian Evans
I was not expecting the relief that I experienced, From the moment treatment started I was made relaxed, after my first treatment I could not believe the difference, All the staff were very professional, the treatment was exceptional, Actually looking foreward to my next appointment
I've been coming to Dani for regular Sports Massage appointments for nearly a year now, recently transitioning on to the Hot Stones massage. As someone who likes to regularly weight train these sessions have been invaluable to my recovery and have ensured that any aches, pains and knots are kept to their absolute minimum. I've recently moved over to the Hot Stones massage and highly recommend it, it's a great mixture of traditional sports massage techniques combined with the hot stones - this will be my go to massage moving forward. Dani is extremely welcoming, friendly and a pleasure to be around - I can't rate her highly enough!
Nicky Harris
Nicky Harris
Friendly, professional service. Tom has been fantastic at sorting out my neck and back issues, providing explanation before, during and after treatment as well as providing after care exercises I can do at home. I have been delighted with my treatment so far. Thank you!
craig pockett
craig pockett
Would highly recommend Skelian chiropractic & physiotherapy 👍🏼 sorted my aches & pains out for me😊
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Hand Pain

Our hands allow us to interact with the world around us. They are a very specialised and skilled part of our body. It can really get in the way of life, especially when the pain is in your dominant hand. There are lots of causes for hand pain, check out the information on this page for more details on hand pain, causes and treatment options. 

What is Hand Pain?

Hand pain encompasses any discomfort, soreness, or ache in the hands, which can range from mild to severe. It can be a result of various conditions, affecting the bones, joints, tendons, nerves, or skin. Hand pain can hinder daily activities, making it crucial to understand its causes and treatment options.

Common Conditions That Can Cause Hand Pain

Several conditions can lead to hand pain, including but not limited to:

  • Arthritis: A leading cause of hand pain, arthritis can affect various joints in the hand, leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling.
  • Sprain or strain of the muscles and joints in the hand.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Characterised by numbness and tingling in the hand, caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist.
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis: Inflammation of the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist, causing pain and tenderness.
  • Ganglion Cysts: Fluid-filled lumps that can develop along the tendons or joints of the wrists or hands.
  • Gout: A form of arthritis with symptoms of sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness, and tenderness in joints.
  • Lupus: An autoimmune disease that can cause inflammation and pain in the joints of the hands.
  • Peripheral Neuropathy: Damage to the nerves in the hands, often causing weakness, numbness, and pain.
  • Raynaud’s : A condition that causes some areas of the body, such as the fingers, to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress.
  • Trigger Finger: A condition in which one of your fingers gets stuck in a bent position.

Treatment for Hand Pain

The treatment for hand pain largely depends on the underlying cause. Some general approaches include:

  • Rest: Allowing the affected hand to rest can help reduce inflammation and pain.
  • Splints or Braces: These can immobilise the hand, providing support and reducing pain.
  • Physiotherapy: Hands-on treatment including exercises and stretches can strengthen the hand and improve its function.
  • Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription medications can help manage pain and inflammation.
  • Chiropractic Care: Chiropractors can provide treatments such as adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and exercises to alleviate hand pain.

Treatment Options for Hand Pain

Depending on the diagnosis, several treatment options are available:

  • Conservative Measures: Such as ice packs, heat therapy, and ergonomic adjustments.
  • Medications: Including NSAIDs, corticosteroids, and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for certain conditions.
  • Therapies: Physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and chiropractic care can be beneficial.
    Surgical Interventions: In severe cases, procedures like joint replacement or tendon repair may be necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team

Tom-Cairns Chiropractor Cheltenham Skelian Clinic

Tom Cairns


MChiro DC 

”My goal is to deliver the best care possible to every one of my patients, to give them control back in their lives other the pain that has been getting in the way”

Sports Therapist Cheltenham

Dani Cowley

Sports Therapist

“My goal is to help all  my patients return to their preferred activity whilst maintaining a pain-free and healthy lifestyle. I always aim to go one step further by minimising the risk of future injury through rehabilitation plans and hands-on therapy.”

William Norton Chiropractor Cheltenham Skelian Clinic

Will Norton


MChiro DC 

“ To me Chiropractic approach to pain makes sense. There are many factors at play and I like to address all of these areas by fully understanding each case. I take a multifaceted approach to improve both the short-term and long-term pain”

Jonathan Wride

Specialist Physiotherapist

HCPC MCSP AACP PgC Injection Therapy, MSK Sonographer and Independent Prescriber:

“I’m passionate about giving patients instant access to high-level diagnostics and specialist treatments, helping to reduce the waiting times of patients and hopefully speeding up their recovery.”


Chiropractic Initial Consultation – £75)

Chiropractic Follow-up treatment – £48

Physiotherapy consultation – £75

Follow up Physiotherapy appointment – £75

Sports Therapy Consultation – £60

Follow up Sports therapy appointment – £35


Opening Times

Monday8.30 – 7.00
Tuesday8.30 – 7.00
Wednesday8.30 – 7.00
Thursday8.30 – 7.00
Friday8.30 – 7.00
Saturday9:00 – 1:00

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Why Choose Skelian?

  • Exceptionally high standards of care
  • Professionalism and Expertise
  • Quality treatment
  • Quality practitioners
  • Great communication of your treatment
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