Entries by The Clinic Team

Is My Shoulder Pain a Sign of Shoulder Impingement?

Sometimes referred to as swimmers’ shoulder, shoulder impingement is a common and painful condition. The trouble is, it can easily be overlooked, particularly in athletes and those who like to hit the gym frequently. Shoulder pain is often considered a normal part of exercise and training. So, how do you know whether or not you’re […]

Swimmers Shoulder Common in More than 75% of Swimmers

New research has revealed that over 75% of swimmers suffer from swimmers’ shoulder. It is believed that heavy training is the leading cause of injury, followed closely by a ‘no pain no gain’ philosophy. Here, we’ll look at the most recent research and its findings, alongside what swimmers’ shoulder is and how it can be […]

Gender Differences Revealed in Rotator Cuff Repair Recovery

There are numerous treatments available to treat issues with the shoulder. One of the most common procedures carried out on patients is rotator cuff repair. Now, research has revealed that gender can play a role in the outcome of the surgery. Here, we’ll look at what the new research has revealed and other factors that […]

New Year, New You? Minimise Shoulder Injury Risk This January

Looking to get healthier in 2020? Stick to your New Year’s resolutions by minimising shoulder injury risk. Shoulder injuries are commonly caused by overusing the joint and they can have a debilitating impact on your life if left untreated. So, if you’re looking to get fit by ramping up your exercise, it’s a good idea […]

Skiing and the Shoulder: ACJ and Clavicle Injuries

Shoulder injuries are common in athletes, but rather than the repetitive motion injuries that plague sports such as cricket or baseball, skiers and snowboarders are at increased risk of falls. This can lead to a number of different skiing shoulder injuries, with the most common being ACJ and clavicle injuries. Here, we’ll address these common […]

Surfing Injuries Found to Mostly Involve Knee or Shoulder

A new study has revealed that surfing injuries largely involve the knee or shoulder. Researchers from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, discovered shoulder injuries were the most prevalent, followed by knee injuries. Interestingly, the study also revealed most knee and shoulder injuries suffered by surfers, don’t require surgery. Here, we’ll look at […]

5 Reasons Why Your Shoulder Might Pop or Grind During Exercise

Do you find your shoulder pops or grinds during an exercise? As well as feeling strangely uncomfortable, this popping and grinding can also be preventing you from partaking in your favourite workout. So, why does this happen? Here, you’ll discover 5 reasons popping and grinding of the shoulder can occur when you work out. 1. […]

Smoking and shoulder surgery

Shoulder surgery, like any surgery, can present a number of risks. These risks can be increased due to numerous factors, with smoking being one of the main contributing factors. A number of studies have been carried out to determine the risks smoking presents to shoulder surgery patients. The latest retrospective study into smoking and shoulder […]

London Shoulder Specialists present at the Fortius International Sport Injury Conference

Earlier this month, the third Fortius International Sports Injury Conference took place in London. The two-day event brings together orthopaedic surgeons, sports physicians, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals with an interest in sports injury and invites leading international experts to present and debate on multi-disciplinary panels.  On day one, London Shoulder Specialist Susan Alexander chaired a […]

Why the shoulder is so prone to overuse injuries

The shoulder is one of the most complex and largest joints within the body. Therefore, it’s unsurprising it’s prone to a lot of different injuries. One of the most common causes of these injuries is overuse. Here, we’ll discuss why the shoulder is prone to overuse injuries and the most common types of injuries it […]