Entries by The Clinic Team

What Does a Torn Shoulder Ligament Feel Like?

Wondering whether you may have a torn shoulder ligament? The shoulder is one of the most used joints in the body. It is made up of many different components, each of which can become damaged or torn over time. So, how do you know if it is a torn ligament or something else? Torn ligaments […]

What Causes a Rotator Cuff Tear?

Rotator cuff tears are usually caused by one of two things – degeneration or trauma. Tears due to wear and tear occur gradually over time, while tears that are the result of an injury are usually immediate. Whichever type of tear you experience, you can expect to feel varying levels of pain and muscle weakness. […]

What Causes Shoulder Pain That Radiates Down the Arm?

Shoulder pain is a common issue that most people will experience at some time in their life. However, when the pain starts to radiate down the arm, it can understandably be alarming. There are several potential causes of shoulder pain that spreads to the arm. In some cases, the pain can even spread to the […]

What is the Rotator Cuff Tear Recovery Time?

Rotator cuff tears are a common shoulder issue, sometimes requiring surgery to fix them. While a full recovery can take several months after surgery, patients usually begin physical therapy within four to six weeks. This helps to build up strength in the shoulder, while also preventing the joint from stiffening up. Most patients regain full […]

How Do I Know If I Have Damaged My Rotator Cuff?

Rotator cuff injuries are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. A recent study in the Shoulder & Elbow Journal indicated that the rotator cuff is implicated as a cause of shoulder pain in approximately 70% of patients. So, what is rotator cuff damage and how can you tell if you have damaged […]

What Are the First Signs of Frozen Shoulder?

If you are suffering with shoulder pain, it might be one of the first signs of Frozen Shoulder. This common condition affects mobility of the arm, while also causing pain and inflammation. Like all shoulder conditions, Frozen Shoulder presents specific symptoms that patients can look out for. So, what are the first signs of Frozen […]

London Shoulder Specialist publishes rotator cuff repair study

London Shoulder Specialist Mr Ali Narvani has co-authored a study on rotator cuff repair. Titled ‘Clinical and Radiological Outcomes of Rotator Cuff Repairs Using All-Suture Anchors as Medial Row Anchors’, the research paper was recently published in The Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery. The aim of the study was to report the clinical and […]

Preventing and Fixing Swimmer’s Shoulder

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercises you can do. Helping to strengthen the muscles and work out every part of the body, it can be great for your overall health. However, if you are a competitive swimmer, there are a few risks to be aware of such as Swimmer’s shoulder. Swimmer’s shoulder […]

Treatment Options for Glenoid Bone Loss in the Shoulder

Glenoid bone loss is common in those who suffer from anterior instability of the shoulder. The bone loss occurs in the shoulder socket, leading to issues with recurrent dislocations. Each dislocation can result in further bone loss. If you have been diagnosed with glenoid bone loss in the shoulder, you may be wondering what your […]

Large-scale UK Study Evaluates Treatment For Rotator Cuff Tears

Although physiotherapy and corticosteroid injections are commonly used in the treatment of rotator cuff disorders, their effectiveness hasn’t previously been proven. Now, a new large-scale study has provided some insight into patient outcomes, following these common treatments. Here, we’ll look at what the study found and why physiotherapy is largely used to treat rotator cuff […]