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Dr James Thing
MBBS, BSc, MRCGP, FFSEM
Sport & Exercise Medicine
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About

Dr James Thing is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise medicine with previous experience as a general practitioner.  He worked as a Sports Doctor at the Olympics in 2012. 

He currently works as the British Athletics Event Lead Doctor co-ordinating care for world-class athletic events including British-based Diamond League athletics and the Anniversary Games.

He is a pitchside doctor in the premiership for Harlequins Rugby. 

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

James enjoys working with all sports people, whether amateur


enthusiasts or international athletes.



His interests include:


1) Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound guided injections. He has a weekly NHS ultrasound/radiology list at Barts Health.



2) Lower limb tendon disorders including Achilles and Patellar tendinopathy, as well as plantar fasciitis.



3) Non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis, particularly knee, hip and hand/wrist.



4) Hand, Wrist and Elbow sports/musculoskeletal injuries



5) Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)



6) Rugby and Athletics Medicine



 

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Medical Procedures

  • Joint Injection 
  • Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound 
  • Shockwave Therapy 
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections

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Special Interests

  • Ultrasound Scanning
  • Ultrasound-guided injection therapy
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Tennis/Golfer's elbow
  • Hand & Wrist - De Quervain's tenosynovitis/Trigger Finger/Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/Arthritis
  • Tendinopathy - Achilles/Patellar
  • Non-surgical management of arthritis
  • Trochanteric bursitis/Gluteal tendinopathy (GTPS)
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Education

Education:

  • MBBS. BSc Imperial College School of Medicine 2005
  • BASEM
  • FFSEM

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-07-2019
Yes would definitely see Dr James Thing again if the need arises. Passionate about his work, with a modern approach.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-07-2019
James’s care was exceptionally professional, diligent and thorough, whilst also being very friendly and empathetic. James ensured that everything was fully understood, not only explaining the detail but also talking to me in plain English so that I could understand. He took the time to fully explore the extent of pain / damage and different routes of treatment. I fully recommend James.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-07-2019
Dr James Thing is very professional and reassuring. The whole experience has been very positive along with the outcome. Many Thanks

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-06-2019
Dr Thing is friendly, approachable and very professional. He was able to diagnose my problem extremely quickly and provided further steps and options to me so that I could undergo treatment. His advice was very helpful and i would recommend him to anyone if they had a similar problem to mine.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-06-2019
Professional with a good manner. Discussed treatment plan and risks and ensured the treatment was right for me.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-05-2019
On my first appointment with Dr Thing, after I explained my symptoms he knew exactly what was wrong, he started the treatment with no time wasted, he explained in detail what I needed to do and my options for future treatment in a clear and understanding way. My follow up appointments were treated as my first and I could not fault this doctor. Communication was excellent.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-05-2019
I've found James to be an excellent sport and exercise medicine doctor. During our consultations, he's really taken the time to consider my sport injury fully and he's tailored his recommendations for my recovery in the wider context of my long-term goal of returning to Triathlon. Many thanks!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-05-2019
A 1st class experience and a 1st class medical practitioner who is quite clearly at the top of his field and who manages to combine the ability to not only be incredibly reassuring and patient but at the same time practical and efficient. A real pleasure to have interacted with

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-05-2019
A 1st class experience and a 1st class medical practitioner who is quite clearly at the top of his field and who manages to combine the ability to not only be incredibly reassuring and patient but at the same time practical and efficient. A real pleasure to have interacted with

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-05-2019
I went to see Dr Thing with pain in my arm, the minute i walked through the door i was made to feel at ease, Dr thing was great and took his time listening to me .After a thorough examination he explained very clearly what he thought was wrong with my arm,he gave me options for treatments, in the end i had to have a hydrodiletation steroid injection which Dr Thing administered him self, i did not feel a thing and i am now pain free.Dr Thing is very caring and an excellent doctor.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-05-2019
I went to see Dr Thing with suspected frozen shoulders (two at once!). He diagnosed them instantly and at the next appointment administered steroid injections which worked brilliantly. I’m now back to almost a full range of movement. Dr Thing has a calm and friendly style, and I felt in safe hands. I was also able to email him with a query between appointments. It was easy to get appointments with him - the clinic is open late in the evenings.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-05-2019
We found Dr Thing sympathetic and competent. He explained things very well and gave good advice. We would not hesitate to go back and see him in the future.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-04-2019
Excellent care and help

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-04-2019
I have seen Dr Thing for numerous issues. He is an exceptional physician and diagnostician, he explains all issues in finite detail and I can thoroughly recommended him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-04-2019
First class service! Would highly recommend! Thanks again James for you help.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-03-2019
Very friendly, professional and knowledgeable sports doctor. He was recommended to me by a friend, and I feel grateful that he was! I fully endorse seeing Dr James Thing for any injuries you have.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-03-2019
Very professional, fixed my problem in only two sessions. Highly recommended

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-03-2019
This was the second time I've seen Dr. Thing for a leg injury and in both cases I received excellent care with easy to understand diagnoses. He took the time to answer my questions and make sure I walked out of his office with a clear understanding on how to care for my injury.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-03-2019
I would highly recommend James - he has been very thorough, attentive and kind with my care.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-03-2019
A very personable and professional Doctor. Absolute pleasure to deal with. Clear and concise advice. Cannot recommended him enough

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-03-2019
Dr Thing was very patient and reassuring, explaining the procedure to me and what the pitfalls could be. He is very approachable and easy to talk to.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-03-2019
I have seen Dr Thing on two occasions regarding back pain and the consultations have been excellent - well conducted, informative, and totally professional.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-03-2019
My visit to Dr Thing was as good an experience as you can have when you visit a doctor! I felt the examination was thorough at no point did I feel the examination was rushed the follow-up appointment was precise and accurate and the treatment given was perfect

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-02-2019
Professional, polite, understanding and kind. I found James to be very pleasant and helpful. He acted with integrity throughout and left no stone unturned to diagnose & treat my symptoms and continued to monitor me to resolution.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-02-2019
Not only kind and compassionate, but also very professional, competent and confident in his field. Can't recommend James enough!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-01-2019
Dr Thing was thorough, professional and moved quickly to organise necessary investigations and treatment of my back pains. Always accessible and prompt to respond; Very good bed-side manner; Would definitively recommend him and the Clinic at Canary Wharf.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-01-2019
Excellent experience with Dr James Thing. I visited James with a shoulder issue sustained whilst playing rugby, his advice, treatment and referrals have been extremely beneficial to me and have got me back playing rugby sooner than expected.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-01-2019
James is an excellent doctor who helped me fully understand my medical problem and then laid out a straightforward rehabilitation plan. Each time I visited James I came away more informed and confident in our course of action. I would not hesitate to go back to James and recommend him to others.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-01-2019
As a keen fitness enthusiast I tend to develop injuries and niggles quite frequently. Dr James has been able to remedy my condition each and every time with a great degree of professionalism, compassion and care.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-01-2019
James has been very through, professional and helpful when dealing with my wrist injury. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking medical advice or treatment in the sporting realm.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-01-2019
Total professional and a fantastic Doctor, he has treated me twice for separate issues with complete success. Dr Jame’s advice is spot on and he has a lovely manner. Couldn’t recommend this physician any higher.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-01-2019
thorough and professional, listened attentively to concerns and addressed each individually. listened to the information that I most required and suggested a slanted treatment plan which worked well. a lot of valued added as a health professional, one that I would definitely visit again if required.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-01-2019
I have seen Dr Thing a number of time snow regarding my hamstring and knee. I found Dr Thing extremely clear in his explanation. He xplained clearly what the problem was and the course of treatment. He gave me time and answered all my questions in a way that put me at my ease and was reassuring. All appointments were kept and on time and each appointment was followed up with a letter of explanation. I can thoroughly recommend Dr Thing and was totally impressed with all aspects of his work.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-01-2019
I was dealt with in a professional manner from diagnostics to a remedial programme. Very impressed that the initial discussion we’re based on physion and programming rather than being surgical led. Highly recommneds

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-01-2019
Dr. Thing is very professional. He helped me a lot

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-01-2019
I valued the calm manner of Dr Thing. He was very thorough in his investigation of my presenting problem. He explained each result as they came in, allowing me to take on board at my pace the consequences of them. I trusted his advice, although felt I had the space to make my own choice about what to do I also felt very safe quickly with him I recommend Dr Thing and his calm efficient manner and thorough way of working with a patient

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-01-2019
Dr Thing is fantastic. As a keen sports person the sudden onset of a bout of acute knee pain was most concerning, however following our consultation I felt immediately comforted that I was looking at something far less sinister than I had imagined. Confirmation of this through an MRI with solid advice on how to resolve and prevent recurrence of the issue all came as part of the package, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr Thing to friends, family and colleagues.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-01-2019
Dr Thing is a very professional and caring consultant. He has seen me for separate problems with my hip and shoulder. He is thorough and goes out of his way to explain the issues and possible solutions. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-01-2019
Dr James Thing is amazing and very knowledgeable. He has been very understanding and supportive of the pain and issues I have been going through. His recommendations have been very useful and have helped me with my pain management. 10 stars and definitely recommend.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-01-2019
Dr Thing has been great. Very personable and easy to talk to. I often ask lots of questions to try and understand my issue and manage it better, and Dr Thing has always taken the time explain things to me and I feel confident in his knowledge. The only "bad" thing about Dr Thing is his availability; he's clearly a popular consultant as his bookings fill up quickly!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-01-2019
Dr Thing is an excellent Doctor. He is very thorough runs the right tests and scans. I felt like I was in very safe hands with him. I would highly recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-01-2019
I was referred to Dr James Thing by my Physio and visited him for the first time recently at The Highgate Hospital. Right from the off I found him very easy to relate to and explain and discuss my problems with. He was very thorough in his approach and through his examinations we established a course of treatment which proved to be extremely beneficial and I was very soon on the mend. Dr Thing is not a surgeon and as such seeks to do everything possible to avoid it, so if, like me, you’d like avoid this route as much as possible you’ll be in safe hands with Dr Thing and I would highly recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-01-2019
Dr Thing is incredibly knowledgeable and professional. I was very impressed with the whole experience, helping me to get my problem sorted to enable me to return to my sport as soon as possible.

Peer Recommendations

BY mr Reece Noble

10-06-2019
I have worked with a number of clients with Dr Thing, particularly those with shoulder issues.
For specialty: Sport & Exercise Medicine
For conditions: Musculoskeletal Injury, Joint Injury, Ligament Injury, Tendinopathy (tendonitis)
For procedures: Joint injection
Connection: I have looked after their patients

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