Entries by The Clinic Team

Could an electric shock zap shoulder arthritis pain?

An innovative approach to pain relief could provide hope for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis. In a limited trial at the University of Amsterdam, 17 rheumatoid arthritis sufferers were fitted with an electronic implant in the vagus nerve that controls many of the important functions of the body, including inhibiting inflammation which is the underlying cause […]

Frozen shoulder: the symptoms and solutions

It is estimated that one in 20 adults in the UK will suffer a painful shoulder condition at some point in their lifetime. One problem that people can develop is frozen shoulder, which is medically known as adhesive capsulitis. The condition can be confused with arthritis or other shoulder problems such as bursitis. Below, you’ll […]

Mr Ali Narvani publishes article on rotator cuff repair technique

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Ali Narvani and fellow researchers recently published an article in Arthroscopy Techniques, the companion to Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, on a rotator cuff repair technique that aims to reduce the significantly high failure rates associated with repair of very large rotator cuff tears. Entitled ‘“Owl” Technique for All-Arthroscopic […]

New painkilling techniques trialled in shoulder surgery

New painkilling techiques are being tested in the hope of reducing the amount of medication prescribed after surgery. Opioids are a common pain relief medication but there are concerns that they are being overprescribed after surgery. They reduce the intensity of pain signals before they reach the brain and affect the areas of the brain that […]

What are my treatment options after a rotator cuff tear?

The rotator cuff tear is one of the most common reasons why patients consult their GPs about pain and disability affecting the shoulder. In fact, the first description of a rotator cuff injury can be traced back to 1600 BC, when it appeared in the Surgical Papyrus, one of the oldest known medical texts. Injuries […]