Category Archives: Chronic pain in sport

23Nov/14

Why do Arsenal and MUFC have so many injuries?

Arsenal Football Club have apparently reported 30 injuries since August, and Manchester United 37 injuries. Why so many? Injuries are more complex than perhaps initially thought. It is not simply that a player runs out ontoRead More…

20Oct/14

Chelsea FC – ‘long, long’ injury list

Part of the role of being a manager is to juggle the team according to injuries. The list of injured players in The Premiership at the moment is significant. Jose Mourhino described his list as ‘long,Read More…

24Jul/14

It’s time to bring what we know about chronic pain into sport

I recall a time when a consultant told me that chronic pain does not exist in private medicine. I was somewhat dumbfounded that an intelligent person could have such a thought. As a far as IRead More…

23Sep/13

A few thoughts on Andy Murray and his ‘minor back surgery’.

The news that Andy Murray is to have a minor back operation hit the back pages last week. It is understood that he will undergo a microdiscectomy, a technique that minimises the tissue trauma in orderRead More…

10Aug/13

Shoulder injuries: rotator cuff | Our new article in press

Rotator cuff tendinopathy & CNS considerations | our new paper in press here ow.ly/20Tpy3 Authors: Chris Littlewood (@PhysioChris), Peter Malliaras, Marcus Bateman, Richmond Stace, Stephen May, Stephen Walters. Similar to any injury that persists we must ask ‘why?’ andRead More…