General Practitioners

Procedures

Nurses and GPs help with the caring of wounds, the removal of stitches, with injections, joint injections, the removal of ear wax, Kinesio taping and to give anesthesia.

The Doctors can also do on-site minor surgical procedures, such as the removal of skin formations and birthmarks.

Important to know

  • The need for various procedures will be decided on by the doctor, usually during a consultation by either the Doctor or the Nurse.
  • When necessary, an additional Doctor’s consultation price will be added to the price of the procedure.

Kinesio taping

Kinesio tape is a thin, elastic tape that is applied to the surface of the skin and that relieves head, shoulder, muscle and joint pain, as well as joint sprains and post-traumatic problems.

There are no medications in the Kinesio tape, but its water resistance and breathability allows for long term wear and comfort - Kinesio tape’s elasticity is comparable to a human muscle.

The effects of Kinesio tape comes from the proper placement of tape in the treated area, which allows the area’s metabolism to improve, it reduces swelling and pressure on the points of pain.


The effects of Kinesio taping

  • Improves the sensitivity of the muscle and thereby the muscle power
  • Improves lymph and blood circulation and reduces swelling
  • Improves blood circulation and metabolism between the taped muscles and the regions they are taped to
  • The pain decreases and improves the body’s ability to recover
  • The tape supports the joints and helps to avoid unnecessary movements

Price of the procedure 25€ per body area
Duration of the procedure up to 30 minutes
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Kinesio taping is recommended when dealing with

  • sports related injuries
  • joint dislocations or muscle tears
  • restriction of movement
  • sciatic nerve pain
  • head, neck or shoulder pain
  • rehabilitation after an operation or traumatic injury
  • arthritis
  • chronic illness
  • prevention of injuries
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Ear flushing

Ear flushing helps to remove wax build up from the ear canal. Cerumen is a resin of a sebaceous gland secretion, which helps to protect the ear from inflammation, dust and dirt. Usually the ear wax is soft and secretes from the ear on its own. If the ear canal is narrow and winding though, and the ear wax is dry and hard, an ear canal blockage can occur, which could result in loss of hearing and even ear pain.

Since the ear canal is sensitive and cleaning them at home with cotton swabs could easily injure them or push the ear wax deeper into the ear canal, we recommend consulting an expert to have the ears flushed in a proper and safe manner.

  • A couple of days before having your ears flushed, we suggest you use ear drops available from the pharmacy. These will help to soften the ear wax and make the removal easier when being flushed out.
  • If ear wax plugs tend to occur frequently, we recommend having your ears flushed regularly, to prevent loss of hearing and ear canal injuries.
  • Ear flushing is fast and virtually painless, takes about 15-20 minutes and done by experienced Family practice nurses.
Price of the procedure 20€
Duration of the procedure 15-20 minutes
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Joint aspiration and intra-articular injections

Joint aspiration is used to diagnose joint diseases and for treatment. Joint disease can cause synovial fluid to accumulate in the hollows of the joint and can cause joint pain and/or become dysfunctional. Joint aspiration and intra-articular injections are done for diagnosis and treatment purposes. It is also used when there is too much fluid, which stretches the joint capsule or causes pain. Removing extra joint fluid decreases pressure in the joint capsule and elevates pain. The price of the aspiration is 35 euros for one area. If necessary, price of the treatment is added.

  • Before the aspiration
    The skin has to be clean to perform a joint aspiration (avoid using oils and creams).
  • During the aspiration
    The area for the aspiration is cleaned and the joint is punctured with a needle - for either removal of extra fluid or to deliver medicine to the joint. A bandage will be placed on the point of injection and if necessary a pressure dressing.
  • After the aspiration
    After the injection for treatment the joint may be sore. If necessary, take a painkiller. Keep the bandage or pressure bandage on for at least 24 hours. Bleeding or infection occurs rarely. If a strong pain does occur, or if you have a high fever or the joint area becomes red and swollen, go see a doctor for a follow-up.
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