Entries by The Clinic Team

Understanding the 5 Types of Shoulder Arthritis

Throughout your life, the shoulder joints are put through continuous wear and tear. Shoulder arthritis is known to be one of the most common conditions of the joint, causing significant pain and discomfort. There are five different types of shoulder arthritis according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Here, we look at the different […]

The Benefits of Shoulder Decompression Surgery

New research has shown that shoulder decompression surgery may help to eliminate shoulder pain caused by shoulder impingement syndrome. Revealed at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting 2022, the findings suggest shoulder decompression could be beneficial in the treatment of rotator cuff tears. Here, we look at the findings of the study, […]

What is AC Joint Arthritis?

If you find it difficult to reach your arm across your body and there is pain or tenderness located in the top of the shoulder, it could be a sign of AC joint arthritis. Shoulder problems can be caused by a wide range of factors and AC joint arthritis is one of them. So, what […]

Younger Rugby Players at Most Risk of Shoulder Injuries

A new study carried out on young rugby players has revealed they have an increased risk of getting hurt in the sport. Those who play numbers 1-8 were shown to have a particularly increased risk of injury. So, why are younger rugby players most at risk of shoulder injuries and what did the study reveal? […]

What Does a Torn Shoulder Ligament Feel Like?

Wondering whether you may have a torn shoulder ligament? The shoulder is one of the most used joints in the body. It is made up of many different components, each of which can become damaged or torn over time. So, how do you know if it is a torn ligament or something else? Torn ligaments […]

What Causes a Rotator Cuff Tear?

Rotator cuff tears are usually caused by one of two things – degeneration or trauma. Tears due to wear and tear occur gradually over time, while tears that are the result of an injury are usually immediate. Whichever type of tear you experience, you can expect to feel varying levels of pain and muscle weakness. […]

What Causes Shoulder Pain That Radiates Down the Arm?

Shoulder pain is a common issue that most people will experience at some time in their life. However, when the pain starts to radiate down the arm, it can understandably be alarming. There are several potential causes of shoulder pain that spreads to the arm. In some cases, the pain can even spread to the […]

What is the Rotator Cuff Tear Recovery Time?

Rotator cuff tears are a common shoulder issue, sometimes requiring surgery to fix them. While a full recovery can take several months after surgery, patients usually begin physical therapy within four to six weeks. This helps to build up strength in the shoulder, while also preventing the joint from stiffening up. Most patients regain full […]