Woman with back pain

Taking Action to Reduce Pain

Pain can be debilitating. When it is accompanied by a loss of mobility and worsening quality of life, the impact is not only a physical one but also mental and emotional. For many people with degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis, the pandemic has led to an increase in symptoms due to missed routine appointments and lengthening…

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Patellar Tendinopathy: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Patellar tendinopathy – sometimes called patellar tendinitis or jumper’s knee – is an injury to the tendon that joins your patella (kneecap) to your shinbone. This tendon works alongside the muscles at the front of your thigh, enabling you to run, jump and kick. Patellar tendinopathy particularly affects people who participate in sports that involve…

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Ultrasound Guided Shoulder Injections into the Subacromial Bursa and AC Joint

Injections of corticosteroids into damaged tissues or painful joints can provide effective relief from pain and inflammation. Ultrasound helps to improve efficacy of these injections by ensuring that the steroids are delivered to exactly the right place. At W27 we offer ultrasound guided injections for a range of different and painful conditions. Here we focus…

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Evidence of Ultrasound Guided Injections in Sports Medicine

Ultrasound guided injections are being used increasingly in sports medicine to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions affecting the muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments. There are a number of benefits of using ultrasound in this way. It is an imaging technique that uses sound waves rather than radiation to create dynamic…

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Our Research in 2020

Like healthcare professionals around the world, W27 saw a sharp decline in the number of patients we were able to see this year and performed far fewer diagnostic and musculoskeletal imaging procedures. Covid-19 caused a steep drop in demand as the country went into lockdown, followed by different regional tiers. However, did this mean we…

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Anyone for Tennis (Elbow)?

Sunny days (sometimes!), short nights, sandals…. It can only mean one thing: it’s nearly time for Wimbledon! If you’re a tennis afficianado, the start of the lawn tennis season is probably a cause for excitement. You might even find yourself inspired to take up your racket and get out onto the court yourself.

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Avoiding Injuries: A Guide for Athletes

Warmer weather and longer days herald the start of the summer athletics season. Whether you’re a canoeist, cyclist, beach volleyball player or something else, if you’re limbering up to start competing, or if your children are getting ready to compete, it’s worth building some injury-prevention steps into your training schedule.

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Warm Up Well for Winter Runs

Lower temperatures means a higher chance of injuries so it is more important than ever to warm up well during the winter months to avoid the risk of strains, sprains and tears. The reason for this is that your muscles don’t contract as efficiently when they are cold which means they have to work harder…

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Four Reasons Not to Fear Your Radiology Test

Radiology scans are commonly used to help diagnose and manage patients’ symptoms and conditions. They include a range of different imaging techniques e.g. X-rays, Ultrasound, CT scans, and MRI scans, which the radiographer helps to acquire the images of the insides of your body. These images are then processed and sent to the specialist radiologist to analyse and then…

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