Entries by The Clinic Team

Shouldering the pain: working with shoulder arthritis

The Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton, recently urged UK employers to make adjustments within the workplace for those suffering from arthritis. Current statistics reveal that around 30 million working days are lost each year due to arthritis and similar health conditions. Living and working with shoulder arthritis pain can be extremely […]

5 reasons for shoulder pain that have nothing to do with old age

The shoulder is one of the most-used joints within the body, so if something goes wrong, it can severely impact your range of motion, as well as cause significant pain when carrying out daily tasks. Shoulder pain is often associated as a sign of getting older. However, there could be many potential causes and identifying […]

How long does a fractured shoulder take to heal?

Injury to the shoulder can result in a shoulder fracture of either the humerus (the ball part of the joint), the clavicle or collar bone or the shoulder blade (scapula) and recovery can vary dramatically depending on the location and extent of the injury and whether it requires surgical treatment. How do I know if […]

Shoulder Stability Index developed to help predict treatment outcomes

A new Shoulder Stability Index has been developed in order to help predict non-surgical shoulder instability treatment outcomes in athletes. The results of the study were presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and have proven promising at helping to identify the best possible treatment plan. Here, we’ll look at […]

Higher risk of complications after shoulder replacement surgery in diabetes patients

New research suggests that patients with diabetes who undergo shoulder replacement surgery may have an increased risk of complications. Results of the study, published within the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, revealed there was a particularly high risk of deep infection and postoperative wound complications. This is the first time that diabetes […]

Wimbledon Special: avoiding tennis shoulder injuries

The countdown to Wimbledon 2018 is on and tennis stars from across the world are ramping up their training for one of tennis’ most glittering prizes. However, with vigorous training comes an increased risk of injury – especially to the shoulders. Tennis players are at risk of numerous types of injuries, but shoulder injuries are […]