Entries by The Clinic Team

Rising Demand for Shoulder Replacements

Several studies conducted in Europe and the US are showing that shoulder replacement surgery is on the rise. In England, it is predicted that total shoulder replacements will increase by 234% by 2050. Similar trends in rising shoulder arthroplasties are being reported elsewhere. Usually required for the treatment of advanced shoulder arthritis later in life, […]

Diabetes and Shoulder Conditions

When you have diabetes, having high blood glucose levels can lead to serious health conditions, including eye problems, foot problems and nerve damage. A lesser known but common diabetes complication is musculoskeletal disease, often causing shoulder pain. Research suggests that shoulder disorders in diabetics is 27.5%, compared with 5% for those without diabetes. Diabetes is […]

When is it the Right Time to Have a Shoulder Replacement?

We probably never think how often we use our shoulder until they start to hurt. But, when discomfort and lack of mobility is starting to prevent you from enjoying even simple daily activities and pain is keeping you up at night, then it might be time to have a shoulder replacement. Recently, TV Presenter Fern […]

Managing the 5 Different Types of Shoulder Arthritis

It’s National Arthritis Week in October and a recent study published in The Lancet Rheumatology has projected that nearly 1 billion people will be living with osteoarthritis by 2050. Usually affecting people over the age of 45, it is a common form of arthritis that can affect people at any age. Many people experience osteoarthritis […]

What are the Symptoms of a Failed Shoulder Surgery?

When you undergo a shoulder surgery procedure, it is important to know the risks. By setting goals for what you expect to achieve from the surgery with the help of an experienced surgeon, together you can determine whether the surgery was a success or not. If non-surgical treatments have not successfully treated your shoulder symptoms, […]

Higher Surgeon Volume Means Lower Risks for Patients After Shoulder Replacements

A recent review published in the British Medical Journal indicates that choosing a surgeon for your shoulder replacement who carries out more than 10 surgeries a year can lead to better results. Shoulder replacement patients treated by surgeons with higher yearly volumes reported lower risk of revision surgeries and serious complications, as well as shorter […]

Shoulder Bursitis vs Arthritis: What’s the Difference?

Shoulder bursitis and shoulder arthritis are both painful conditions affecting the shoulder joint. Although the symptoms of these conditions can be similar, they affect different structures of the shoulder and have different causes. Treatments for these conditions depend on the origin, location and severity of symptoms. But as people can mistake the symptoms of bursitis […]

The Menopause and Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a common shoulder condition that causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. The condition mainly affects women over the age of 40, many of whom are experiencing menopause. Although there is still no definite cause of frozen shoulder, strong links have been drawn with other health conditions. For […]