Entries by The Clinic Team

Swimmers found to be more vulnerable to developing shoulder pain

Swimmers are more vulnerable to developing shoulder pain than athletes who aren’t involved in overhead sports, according to a new study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine. Researchers studied a cohort of competitive swimmers over the course of an intensive 12-week training season and found that swimmers experience a 15% increase in forward […]

Snowboarding and the shoulder

As avid snowboarders around the globe gear up for the Snowboarding World Championships later this month, competitors will be balancing injury prevention with maximising performance. Snowboarding shoulder injuries are a common risk for professional snowboarders due to the way the body is positioned. In skiing, the majority of pressure is placed onto the lower body, […]

Jan Oblak returns to Atletico Madrid after shoulder surgery

London Shoulder Specialist Mr Andrew Wallace was in Madrid at the weekend to watch Jan Oblak play his first game back as goalkeeper for Atletico Madrid only ten weeks after Mr Wallace performed shoulder surgery to repair Oblak’s labrum after a dislocation. Sadly, they lost against Barcelona 2-1 but Oblak played the full game with […]

Chris Robshaw to miss Six Nations: Rugby and the shoulder injury

England’s defence of their Six Nations title has got off to a shaky start against France and Wales; as head coach Eddie Jones described it, England have now used up all of their “get-out-of-jail-free cards”. The loss of Chris Robshaw due to a significant shoulder injury requiring surgery meant the England team entered the tournament with over half […]

Balloon arthroplasty for rotator cuff repair

Recent studies have shown that balloon arthroplasty for rotator cuff repair could provide significant improvement in shoulder function. Rotator cuff repairs can be notoriously painful and in more serious cases are considered irreparable. This leaves patients suffering with long-term functionality issues and often intense pain. In recent years, balloon arthroplasty has emerged as a possible […]

Don’t let shoulder pain derail your new year resolutions

Now that the new year is upon us, you may now be determined to shape up in 2017. However, if you’re suffering with shoulder pain, your new year’s get fit resolution may seem like an impossible task. The shoulder is an incredibly complex joint and an injury can cause severe pain not just within the […]

Could supplements reduce shoulder fracture risk?

Shoulder fractures, particularly clavicle fractures, are a common and very painful injury suffered by athletes. Contact sports in particular carry a high risk; though they can also be caused by a bad fall or injury. Fractures can take months to heal and for keen athletes they can have a devastating impact on their career. Recent […]

Give snowboarding injuries the cold shoulder

Although snowboarding’s ‘coolness factor’ might be melting slightly with more and more of us embracing two boards rather than one, snowboarding is still a hugely popular winter sport with a high risk of injury. Snowboarding places a lot of pressure onto the body. Unlike skiing, which sees the lower limbs most at risk of injury, […]