Entries by The Clinic Team

Shoulder tendonitis or shoulder tendinosis?

If you’ve been suffering from a burning, painful sensation in the shoulder, it could be down to a number of conditions. As the shoulder is one of the largest and most mobile joints in the body, it’s prone to injury and may generate the same types of symptoms. Two of the most confusing causes of […]

Why is the shoulder so prone to wear and tear injury?

The shoulder joint is one of the most complex and most used joints of the body. Unfortunately, this means it is prone to a lot of different injuries. In order to understand why the shoulder is so prone to injury and wear and tear, it’s important to understand its structure. Here, you’ll discover more about […]

Steroid injections and your shoulder

Before undergoing shoulder surgery, many patients are recommended steroid injections in a bid to prevent the need for surgery. While they can prove to be effective at resolving mild injuries, sometimes surgery is required to fix more severe shoulder issues. Here, we’ll look at why timing is everything when undergoing steroid injections and everything you […]

The Future of Shoulder Surgery 

Shoulder surgery is usually considered as a last resort for most conditions, though in some circumstances it is unavoidable.  The recovery process after some interventions can be long. However, advancements have been made within the industry to make surgical repairs faster, more accurate and less invasive. Technological advancements have led to much better surgical options. While the sector has already […]

When is surgery absolutely essential for rotator cuff injury? 

When it comes to treating shoulder injuries, patients are usually presented with non-surgical options first. This is because surgery on the shoulder can be quite complex; meaning a lengthy recovery time and potential risks and complications. However, in some cases, surgery cannot be avoided. Rotator cuff injuries can be particularly tricky to repair. Therefore, depending upon their severity, […]

Is surgery necessary to repair a shoulder labral tear?

A shoulder labral tear is a common shoulder injury, particularly for athletes that participate in sports that involve overhead motion, such as netball, swimming or weightlifting. They most commonly occur due to wear and tear, though they can also occur due to trauma or injury. If a shoulder labral tear is diagnosed, there are non-surgical […]

Determining the Cause of Anterior Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is one of the most complex and largest joints within the body. Therefore, there are a lot of ways you can injure it on a day-to-day basis. Most commonly, shoulder pain occurs in the posterior (back) of the shoulder. However, there are a few types of injuries which can lead to pain in […]