Dr Ajai Seth, Musculoskeletal, Sport & Exercise Medicine

Dr Ajai Seth MBBS, BSc, MSc, MRCS, MRCGP, FFSEM, PGCert Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Musculoskeletal, Sport & Exercise Medicine

MBBS, BSc, MSc, MRCS, MRCGP, FFSEM, PGCert Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Areas of expertise

  • Back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Overuse injuries
  • Runners' injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Ultrasound scanning

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  • byMs Erin Lahay, Physiotherapist

    Dr Ajai Seth is very knowledgeable with a good bedside manner. He's very experienced.

  • byMs Erin Lahay, Physiotherapist

    Dr Ajai Seth is very knowledgeable with a good bedside manner. He's very experienced.

  • Address

  • Pure Sports Medicine, Moorgate EC2A (Wednesday and Friday)

    12 Finsbury Square, London, GB, EC2A 1AS

  • About Dr Ajai Seth

    GMC number: 7021199

    Year qualified: 2008

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Dr Ajai Seth is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant based at Pure Sports Medicine, Moorgate in London. Consulting and treating everyone, from the elite athlete to the weekend warrior, he has dedicated his career to helping people with sport and exercise related injury and illness. He believes that everyone deserves the very best treatment for their sporting injuries/illnesses, whether they are an Olympian or a first time runner. His clinical interests include overuse injuries, tendinopathy, hip and groin, ultrasound guided injections, upper limb injuries, hand and wrist and travel medicine. His sporting interests include football, golf, tennis and racket sports.

    Dr Seth works with elite sports clubs and teams and is able to apply the same medical principles for his athletes, to the everyday exerciser. He values the time, dedication and determination that people put into their health, and feels they deserve the best medical advice to make the right decisions. He has a holistic approach to treating an injury, taking the time to explore all his patients' needs; physically, mentally and socially.

    Dr Seth is one of a small number of consultants in the UK who specialise purely in sports medicine. He has undergone in-depth training to develop a unique clinical skill set. He works with the England Men's Football Development squad, and also for European Tour Golf, UK athletics and Expedition Medicine. He has worked as Brand’s Hatch Track Doctor and has consulted Birmingham City FC and GB Para archery. He has also worked as Ministry of Defence Sports Medicine Consultant and Circle MSK Practitioner.

    Dr Seth also works in disability sport and is currently the Chief Medical Officer for Team GB Wheelchair Tennis and the Tennis Foundation, Britain's largest Tennis Charity. He also has a passion for travel and the emerging field of Expedition Medicine, which has seen him accompany medical, scientific and charity expeditions all around the world. He has vast experience in treating musculoskeletal injuries from children and adolescents to veteran exercisers, both male and female.

    Areas of expertise

    • Achilles tendon
    • Ultrasound scanning
    • Muscle injury
    • Diagnostic ultrasound
    • Arthritis
    • Chronic fatigue
    • Overuse injuries
    • Back pain
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal tunnel
    • Ankle pain
    • Shockwave therapy
    • Chronic pain
    • Corticosteroid
    • Dance medicine
    • Fatigue related symptoms
    • Foot and ankle
    • Foot pain
    • Football medicine
    • Golfers elbow
    • Groin pain
    • Runners' injuries
    • Hand and wrist
    • Heel pain
    • Hip
    • Hip disorders
    • Hyaluronic acid
    • Impingement
    • ITB
    • Joint injection
    • Knee pain
    • MSK pathway
    • Shoulder injury
    • Muscle and joint injuries
    • Acupuncture
    • Musculoskeletal injury
    • Musculoskeletal medicine
    • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
    • Orthopaedics
    • Paediatric medicine
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Rotator cuff
    • Running injuries
    • Sciatica
    • Shin splints
    • Shoulder
    • Shoulder pain
    • Tennis elbow
    • Shoulder pain and injury
    • Sport and exercise medicine
    • Sports injuries
    • Sports medicine
    • Sports trauma
    • Stress fractures
    • Tendinopathy
    • Tendon
    • Tendonitis
    • Tennis medicine
    • Travel medicine
    • Ultrasound guided injections
    • Ultrasound injection
    • Upper limb injuries

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    The most common symptom would be pain, swelling and a loss of function in their normal movement patterns because they're not moving correctly or it's painful on a certain movement. Patients also present when their sports or their hobby is being affected, whether they are a tennis player or a golf player and they are unable to perform to the level they wanted to play at. Or it's affecting performance at work, particularly with back pain or neck pain or shoulder pain.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    The first-line treatment is always rehabilitation, which includes strength-based rehabilitation and gym-based programs which are carefully planned, carefully thought out and tailored to a patient's particular injury and their performance needs. These programs vary between injury to injury and body part to the body part. We work very closely with our physiotherapy team and our strength and conditioning team to make sure that the patient's rehabilitation plan is optimised. That's the first and main line of treatment.

    The second would be non-invasive therapies such as shockwave therapy and ultrasound therapies.

    Moving on from the non-invasive therapies are slightly more invasive therapies such as injection-based therapies, such as steroids, PRP, hyaluronic acid therapy, high-volume injections, among others.

    Lastly, if we feel that surgical intervention is appropriate, we'll send you to the right consultant for the right opinion to make sure unnecessary surgery is avoided and making sure the best outcome occurs.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    I work in a variety of different sporting fields, including elite football. I work with England men's football and I see a lot of knee injuries, hip and groin injuries, and ankle injuries. I also work with British tennis and I'm used to seeing lots of upper limbs, shoulder, hand and wrist injuries as well, as well as working with elite golfers on the European tour. I cover all body parts at a specialist level.

    My particular interest is to do with tendon issues, mainly tendinopathies and overuse injuries.

  • Professional memberships

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