Dr James Thing

Dr James Thing

Consultant in Musculoskeletal, Sport and Exercise Medicine

QualificationsMBBS, BSc, MRCGP, FFSEM

Languages spoken:English, basic French

Main NHS base:

  • Barts Health NHS Trust (The Royal London Hospital)

Clinical interests:

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 and osteoarthritis.

Treatment of lower limb tendon disorders – Achilles, Patellar and ankle tendons, plantar fascia.

Musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound-guided injection, including high volume tendon injections and shoulder hydrodilatation procedure for frozen shoulder.

Non-operative management of hip and knee osteoarthritis.

Sporting injury interest: Golf, Tennis, Rugby, Athletics

Training and Background

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).

Member of:

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