Shoulder Injuries: Common Among Athletes and Active Individuals

Shoulder injuries can happen to anyone, but if you’re active and play certain contact sports, or sports that cause you to use your shoulder repetitively, you can be more prone to shoulder conditions and injuries.

Rugby, football, ice hockey, cricket, swimming and gym training are all common sports that can lead to shoulder injuries. Serious shoulder injuries, such as fractures and dislocations also commonly arise from impact, such as falling off a horse or bike.

Regardless of whether you’re a professional rugby player or a happy hacker, sporting shoulder injuries can be a big blow, potentially having an impact on your career, personal and social life. Nonetheless, with correct and prompt treatment and care, you can make a full recovery.

Expert Orthopaedic Consultant and Surgeon

As one of Wales’ most senior Orthopaedic Consultants and Surgeons with more than 20 years’ experience in diagnosing, treating and caring for sporting shoulder injuries, Richard has successfully managed hundreds of patients with every type of shoulder injury.

Richard is an Honorary Surgeon to the Welsh Rugby Union and England Rugby Union and over the 20 years has worked with countless rugby players, including British Lions, Welsh, English and Scottish Internationals, Welsh regional players and English premiership players are also regularly referred to Richard by their medical teams. He also receives referrals from several football and cricket teams from the South of the UK.

Advancing Sports Injury Treatment and Care

In addition to the world of rugby, Richard works with several professional football teams, cricket teams, cycling teams and Sport Wales, which includes elite sports men and women at all levels. Richard also regularly lectures nationally and internationally in sports related injuries.

Crucially, to ensure optimum treatment and care, Richard works closely alongside his handpicked team of experienced healthcare professionals who are all specialists in sporting shoulder injuries.

If you have suffered a sporting shoulder injury and would like to arrange a consultancy with expert Shoulder Consultant, Richard Evans, please call 029 20759974 or email