Dr James Thing, Musculoskeletal, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

Dr James Thing MBBS, BSc, MRCGP, FFSEM

Musculoskeletal, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

MBBS, BSc, MRCGP, FFSEM

Areas of expertise

  • Treatment of lower limb tendon disorders including achilles, patellar and ankle tendons
  • Hand, wrist and elbow sports injuries
  • Non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis
  • Plantar fascia
  • Trigger finger
  • Tendon injury
  • Osteoarthritis

Recommendations for Dr Thing

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Recommended by:

  • byMr Andrew Goodall, Physiotherapist

    Dr James Thing is a sport medicine consultant. He has excellent interest in ultrasound and diagnostics and I would be very happy to recommend him to any one of my patients for a reasonable, well thought-out assessment, especially on tendon pathology and especially with ultrasound-guided imaging.

  • byMr Richard Simpson, Physiotherapist

    Dr James Thing possess good communication skills and is very knowledgeable in his field. He's very good at multi-disciplinary team work. Draws on more than one profession to get results for patients.

  • byMs Jennifer Touzel, Physiotherapist

    Dr James Thing is a brilliant sports physician. He's good at communicating. He's really good with providing an in-depth diagnosis and management plan.

  • byMr Daniel McCarthy, Osteopath

    I would recommend Dr James Thing for any musculoskeletal injury or sports injury for a good quality diagnosis and management plan.

  • byMr Michael Harrop, Physiotherapist

    Dr James Thing is good with tendon issues and injuries.

  • by Mr Charles Willis-Owen, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Recommended Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

  • by Mr Charles Willis-Owen, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Recommended Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

  • byMr Andrew Goodall, Physiotherapist

    Dr James Thing is a sport medicine consultant. He has excellent interest in ultrasound and diagnostics and I would be very happy to recommend him to any one of my patients for a reasonable, well thought-out assessment, especially on tendon pathology and especially with ultrasound-guided imaging.

  • byMr Richard Simpson, Physiotherapist

    Dr James Thing possess good communication skills and is very knowledgeable in his field. He's very good at multi-disciplinary team work. Draws on more than one profession to get results for patients.

  • byMs Jennifer Touzel, Physiotherapist

    Dr James Thing is a brilliant sports physician. He's good at communicating. He's really good with providing an in-depth diagnosis and management plan.

  • byMr Daniel McCarthy, Osteopath

    I would recommend Dr James Thing for any musculoskeletal injury or sports injury for a good quality diagnosis and management plan.

  • byMr Michael Harrop, Physiotherapist

    Dr James Thing is good with tendon issues and injuries.

  • Address

  • Highgate Private Hospital, Client Services

    17-19 View Road, Highgate, London, GB, N6 4DJ

  • About Dr James Thing

    GMC number: 6129909

    Year qualified: 2005

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Dr James Thing is a Consultant in Musculoskeletal, Sport and Exercise Medicine at Barts Health NHS Trust (The Royal London Hospital). His clinical interests are in hand and wrist injury including treatment of trigger finger, tendon injury, osteoarthritis, ligament injury, carpal tunnel syndrome. He 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. He also administers musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound-guided injection, including high volume tendon injections and shoulder hydrodilatation procedure for frozen shoulder.

    Dr James Thing trained at Imperial College School of Medicine before qualifying as a general practitioner in 2010. He then undertook four years of specialist registrar training to become a Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant in 2014. He has trained at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre - Headley Court, the Institute of Sport Exercise & Health (ISEH), Barts Health and UCH in London. He worked as a Sport and Exercise Medicine doctor at the London Olympics in 2012 and 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’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).

    Areas of expertise

    • Treatment of lower limb tendon disorders including achilles, patellar and ankle tendons
    • Hand, wrist and elbow sports injuries
    • Non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis
    • Plantar fascia
    • Trigger finger
    • Tendon injury
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Ligament injury
    • Knee collateral ligament injury
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound-guided injection
    • Sport and exercise medicine
    • Degenerative meniscal tears
    • Tibialis posterior tendinopathy
    • Peroneal tendinopathy
    • De Quervain's tenosynovitis
    • Tennis elbow
    • Golfer's elbow
    • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
    • Shoulder impingement (rotator cuff related pain)
    • Acromioclavicular joint injury (ACJ)
    • Rugby and athletics medicine
    • Anterior cruciate

    Professional memberships