Which clinics do you work from?

Mr Cheng runs clinics at Ross Hall on Thursday mornings and Carrick Glen Ayr on Monday evenings. Enquire now to find out which clinic is closer to you and to arrange an appointment.

How long will I need to wait for an appointment?

The appointment waiting time will vary depending on the clinic you wish to visit, and how busy the clinic is at the time of booking. You can expect to wait approximately 1 to 2 weeks to see Mr Cheng but the wait may be shorter.

Can I see you without being referred by a GP?

In most cases, your GP would send or fax a referral through or a referral will be given to you. However, you can also contact the clinics directly for an appointment but ensure that your insurance company has given authorisation for the appointment first if you wish to claim on your health insurance.

Where will I receive aftercare?

If surgery is required, we are usually flexible on where this is carried out; depending on what is most convenient to you. Mr Cheng would normally refer you to the hospital physiotherapists but he can also suggest somewhere more local if it is more convenient.

How much do you charge for a consultation?

Your insurance company will cover the cost of the consultation, and any treatment required following this, so it’s worth contacting them to see what is and isn’t covered. However if you wish to pay for the consultation and treatment yourself you can contact the Hospital or Mr Cheng directly.

What are the common causes of shoulder pain?
Shoulder pain can be caused by several conditions either from general wear and tear, overuse or accidental damage. The most common are tendonitis, arthritis, shoulder fracture, shoulder impingement, frozen shoulder, dislocation, fractured shoulder and calcific tendonitis.
What are the common causes of hand and wrist pain?
Hand and wrist pain can be caused by a number of conditions, sometimes the issue is age, and sometimes it’s overuse, or accidental damage. Conditions include arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger or thumb, tendonitis, hand sprain and Duputyrens’ Disease.
How do you diagnose hand, wrist and shoulder conditions?
We use the very latest diagnostic techniques to find out what the cause of pain is. During your consultation Mr Cheng will undertake a detailed history and examination. He may also carry x-rays or other investigations in order to come to a diagnosis.
Do you advocate the use of holistic treatments?

I believe that if a holistic treatment works for the individual patient and it’s not interfering or placing limitations on the treatment I can provide then a patient can continue with it, especially if it is alleviating pain and discomfort.

What are the symptoms of arthritis?
The most common symptoms of arthritis are pain, difficulty with movement, joint deformity and a loss of function.