About Dr James Thing

Consultant in Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine

Orthopaedics

Sub-specialties: Sports Injuries, Sports Medicine, Sports and Exercise Medicine, Orthopaedics.

Dr James Thing is a Consultant in Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine at OneWelbeck Orthopaedics. His clinical interests are in hand and wrist injury including treatment of trigger finger, tendon injury, osteoarthritis, ligament injury, carpal tunnel syndrome.

Overview

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Tel: 020 3653 2002

Dr James Thing is a Consultant in Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine at OneWelbeck Orthopaedics. His clinical interests are in hand and wrist injury including treatment of trigger finger, tendon injury, osteoarthritis, ligament injury, carpal tunnel syndrome.

Areas of Expertise

Dr Thing performs a range of diagnostic techniques, including:

  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided injection, including high volume tendon injections and shoulder hydrodilatation procedure for frozen shoulder.
  • Non-operative management of hip and knee osteoarthritis.

Some of the common conditions he treats are:

  • Hand and Wrist injury including
    • Treatment of trigger finger
    • Tendon injury
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Ligament injury
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Treatment of upper limb injury/pathology – including
    • frozen shoulder
    • impingement
    • tennis elbow
    • osteoarthritis.
  • Treatment of lower limb tendon disorders –
    • Achilles, Patellar
    • Ankle tendons,
    • Plantar fascia.
  • Knee collateral ligament injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound-guided injection
  • Degenerative meniscal tears
  • Tibialis posterior tendinopathy
  • Peroneal tendinopathy
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Shoulder impingement (rotator cuff related pain)
  • Acromioclavicular joint injury (ACJ)
  • Rugby and athletics medicine
  • Anterior cruciate

About Dr James Thing

Dr James Thing is a Consultant in Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine at OneWelbeck Orthopaedics. His clinical interests are in hand and wrist injury including treatment of trigger finger, tendon injury, osteoarthritis, ligament injury, carpal tunnel syndrome.

Dr Thing is an expert in the treatment of upper limb injury – including frozen shoulder, impingement, tennis elbow and osteoarthritis – as well as the treatment of lower limb tendon disorders such as Achilles, Patellar and ankle tendons and plantar fascia.

Dr Thing qualified as a General Practitioner in 2010, before undertaking 4 years of specialist registrar training to become a Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant in 2014.

He trained at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre – Headley Court, the Institute of Sport Exercise & Health (ISEH) and Barts Health. James also worked as a Sport and Exercise Medicine doctor at the London Olympics in 2012.

Dr Thing is the British Athletics Event Lead Doctor, coordinating medical care for the Anniversary Games and Diamond League events.  He also works for Harlequins Rugby as their pitch side doctor and as a player tournament doctor for the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).

Dr Thing also undertakes a weekly NHS musculoskeletal ultrasound/radiology list at the Royal London Hospital (Barts Health).

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Additional Information

Memberships

  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM)
  • Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Royal College of General Practitioners

Research Highlights

Dr Thing’s articles have been published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and he has also contributed to the development of national guidelines for Exertional Heat Stroke. He is also an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BJSM).