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Sports Medicine NE is a private clinic dealing with all musculoskeletal, sporting and non-sporting injuries. We aim to provide the professional sports medicine care that elite athletes have become accustomed to everyone. Along with a professional sports medicine and musculoskeletal doctor we work closely with physiotherapists, sports nutritionist, sport scientists and strength and conditioning coaches as well as other doctors from other specialties including surgeons.

Which sports fans are the most active?

Which sports fans are the most active?

It is well recognised that an active lifestyle helps to prevent early death and illness. Whilst back in 2011 over £800 million pounds was spent on admission tickets to attend live sporting events and 1 in 3 people reported attending a live sporting event in the...
Get up and Stay up!

Get up and Stay up!

Research undertaken by Medical student Oyaverere Ikogho from Newcastle Medical School under the supervision of Dr Glen Rae of Sports Medicine NE has produced some interesting findings. At a time where people appear to have a much greater interest in exercise with...

Hydrodistension – The Indian Summer for a Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder- the condition Frozen shoulder is a common problem suffered by approximately 2-5% of the population.1 The actual cause and reason some people suffer a frozen shoulder compared to others is unknown. It is however known that diabetic patients and...
Running Stitch – Dont let it be a pain in your side!

Running Stitch – Dont let it be a pain in your side!

“Beep”, a quick look down confirms another mile has been conquered and now I’m past halfway, but unfortunately geographically the next 5 miles aren’t downhill but my performance is certainly heading that way….. I have just been stabbed in the side, I cant see...
Hyaluronic Acid – WD40 for your joints

Hyaluronic Acid – WD40 for your joints

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative problem of joints. Whilst a combination of professionally advised strengthening exercises  and weight loss to reduce the force the diseased joint has to endure is certainly beneficial to most patients some patients will still require...
Sportsman’s hernia

Sportsman’s hernia

Over the last few decades many names have been used to describe the problem of chronic groin pain in athletes. The wide range of conditions that cause groin pain may cause confusion. However, the fact that one specific diagnosis has numerous names can be equally...
Winter’s a pain!

Winter’s a pain!

Vitamin D is produced in the human skin from ultraviolet sunrays light so it is no real surprise that Vitamin D deficiency is common in the UK! Low levels of vitamin D are known to potentially cause diseases such as rickets in children and osteomalacia (softening of...
Exercise intake, how much do you think is reasonable?

Exercise intake, how much do you think is reasonable?

The amount of exercise that will help prevent chronic disease and improve quality of life for those of us with many types of medical problems has been discussed widely. How much do you do? And how much do you think is actually possible for you to do? Exercise advice...
Cramp – from the World Cup to Wimbledon…. but why me?

Cramp – from the World Cup to Wimbledon…. but why me?

After only 42 miles of a cycling sportive, the Virgin Cyclone, last Saturday in Northumberland, it hit me! A severe pain in my right hamstring, I looked down expecting to see that another cyclist, with the sleight of hand of that of a world renowned illusionist, had...
Give Tennis the Elbow

Give Tennis the Elbow

Wimbledon 2014 will be without the Ladies British number 1 due to injury whilst last year’s championship suffered the most injury hit second round in its history. It wouldn’t sound unreasonable to presume that a number of tennis players may have had their...

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Dr Glen Rae

Member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK) British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) UK Association Doctors in Sport (UKADIS) MBChB, MRCGP, MScSEM, MFSEM(UK), PG Cert MSK USS