A ganglion cyst is a harmless fluid-filled swelling that appears underneath the skin near a tendon or a joint. They range in size from about a pea right up to the size of a golf ball. The swelling is made up of a jelly-like fluid known as synovial fluid, this surrounds your tendons and […]


  A shoulder sprain can be a very painful experience, it can affect your work, home life and normal daily activities in many ways. Below, we are going to explore the condition and find out what causes it, the symptoms of it and the treatments that are available to you if you have a shoulder […]


A narrowing of the spine, or spinal stenosis as it is known to us in the medical world, causes pressure on the nerves and the spinal cord. 75% of all cases of this narrowing occur in the lower back and most of these cases will compress the nerve root and this will cause pain along […]


Your spine is made up of 24 vertebrae which are individual bones that stack up on each other. They are separated by pads of cartilage known as discs. These discs are made up of a gel-like substance inside and have a hard outer case. These discs give your back its range of movement and flexibility. […]


  The hip joint is a marvel of engineering, designed by evolution over millions of years, it is the largest ball and socket joint in our bodies and can withstand a lot of abuse. However, just like everything in our bodies, it can only withstand so much and today we are going to take a […]


Achilles tendonitis is a fairly common condition, it causes pain in the back of your leg near your heel. This is because your Achilles’ tendon connects your heel bone to your calf muscle. As a result, the pain experienced with this condition is likely to become worse when you jump, walk or run. Although evolution […]


A torn ligament in the shoulder is a very common condition for adults to get. The reason for this is because our bodies weaken as we age. The problem can cause a large amount of pain and make completing daily tasks almost impossible. Something as simple as getting dressed or combing your hair can become […]


London Orthopaedic Clinic is currently recruiting for a full time Diagnostic Senior Radiographer to join our Imaging Team at our private clinic housed within the prestigious Harley Street medical area. The position will primarily cover our busy X-Ray service and is available for an immediate start. The successful candidate will need to be conscientious, well-organised […]


Lumbar decompression is a type of surgery that is used to treat nerves that have been compressed in the lower spine. The surgery is only ever recommended after all non-surgical treatments have been exhausted. If you are having non-surgical treatments for a compressed nerve in your lower back at the moment and it isn’t improving, […]


There are a lot of injuries and conditions that can give you tendon pain and in this article, we are going to go through some of them. If you think you have something mentioned here, do make an appointment with your GP before you start any treatment yourself as you could make the injury worse […]


There are over 100 different types of arthritis but the most common ones are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis irritates the joints and makes them swell up, while rheumatoid arthritis basically destroys the joint over time. The one that most commonly affects the thumb joint is osteoarthritis and that is the one we are going […]


The wrist and hand are made of multiple joints that all work together to produce the range of motion that we use every day. Each of these joints is very important when it comes to these motions and when the joints become affected by arthritis, daily activities can become a lot harder to achieve. Things, […]