The Shoulder Clinic – Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

The Shoulder Clinic – Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

The Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy Clinic at CHHP is led by ian Prangley & Ben Ashworth. Ian & Ben both have many years experience in elite level sport and private clinical work and research and will work closely with Doug Tannahill, Sophie Lane, Rob Madden & the team of physiotherapists to deliver an all round approach to your care.

What is Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy?

Rotator cuff tendinopathy is a painful shoulder condition involving changes in the tendons of a group of important muscles, collectively known as the rotator cuff. These changes include the disruption of the normal tendon structure and sometimes an increase in small blood vessels and nerves. This may lead to pain and reduced movement. It is very common and can be also associated with inflammation of the sub-acromial bursa, which can lead to further pain and discomfort.

What does a consultation at The Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy Clinic involve?

  • A comprehensive assessment by one of our lead physiotherapists to diagnose your problem.
  • A management plan tailored specifically to you, which may include physiotherapy rehabilitation and injection therapy.
  • The consultation will take approximately 1 hour.
  • Your consultation price will cover all of the above as required.


Treatment and Injection Therapy

Research has shown that a carefully prescribed exercise program is very effective at treating this problem. If pain is intense then injection therapy can also be recommended to settle things down. These injections can include a combination of an analgesic (pain relieving medicine) and Cortisone (steroid) to reduce pain and inflammation. Our Physiotherapists and Sport & Exercise Medicine consultants will determine if these may be beneficial for you.

For further information please call our team on 0207 7637 7677 or email on