Dr Irfan Ahmed

Dr Irfan Ahmed

Sports & Exercise Medicine (consultant) 07271702


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Dr Irfan Ahmed - Consultant in Musculoskeletal, Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM)

MBBS, MA (Cantab), MSc, MRCGP (2017), FFSEM, PG cert MSK Ultrasound

Dr Irfan Ahmed graduated from the University of Cambridge. He has completed higher specialist training in Sport & Exercise Medicine (London Deanery) and is a current Fellow of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine.

Treatments/services provided:

Dr Ahmed has extensive clinical experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of sudden (acute) and long term (chronic) musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. This includes offering the following treatments in in adults, adolescent and exercising patients.

1) Musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound guided steroid injections.
2) Non-surgical treatments for osteoarthritis (visco-supplementation/ hyaluronic acid injection).
3) Extracorpeal shockwave therapy and injection treatments for common tendon conditions (Achilles tendinopathy, tennis elbow, hip related tendon injuries and patella tendinopathy).
4) High volume ultrasound guided injections and shoulder hydrodistension.
5) Non-surgical treatments for shoulder pain, rotator cuff injuries and frozen shoulder.
6) Suprascapular nerve blocks.
7) The assessment and treatment of muscle injuries.
8) The assessment and treatment of bone stress injuries (in adults and adolescents).
9) The assessment of bone health in endurance athletes and exercising patients.
10) The assessment and treatment of back pain.
11) Advice on intermittent fasting for health and performance.
12) The assessment of exercise related conditions in endurance athletes and exertional rhabdomyolysis.
13) The assessment of exercise performance for strength and aerobic fitness.
14) The assessment and treatment of Relative Energy Deficiency - Syndrome (RED-S) in exercising patients.

**What to expect during a patient consultation:

Dr Ahmed will offer a personalised approach to the diagnosis and treatment of Musculoskeletal injuries. This includes using the latest treatment and research to enable patients to reach their goals, whether it be a return to sport, exercise, occupation, or hobbies.

Availability: Face-to-face /virtual appointments



--Undergraduate Medicine
The University of Cambridge (Emmanuel College).
--Clinical Medicine
Barts and the Royal London.
--Masters in Sport & Exercise Medicine
University College London
--PG cert MSK ultrasound
University of East London
Fellow of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine (FFSEM,UK)
--Specialists register entry (GMC)
Entry onto the specialist register as a Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine

Awards/ Prizes:

Dr Ahmed's work has been shared internationally in peer review journals and he has 9 published articles in the field of Sport & Exercise Medicine.

1) In 2021 he was awarded the International Clinical Scholars prize by the American College of Sports Medicine.
2) International Olympic Committee - World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport – Workshop speaker
3) British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) - travelling Fellowship award winner 2023.

Areas of interest

Musculoskeletal conditions; Sports injuries; cortisone injection; steroid injection; tendon injection; tendon sheath injection; high volume injection; Hydrodilatation; shoulder hydrodistension; HA injection; hyaluronic acid injection; ostenil injection; Viscosupplementation; Prolotherapy injections; soft tissue injection; Osteoarthritis treatments; Bone stress injury; joint injuries; joint pain; Muscle injuries; ligament and tendon injuries or pain; Frozen shoulder; Knee pain; Hip pain; shoulder pain; Achilles pain; plantar fasciitis; Tennis elbow; Back pain; Adolescent sports injuries; Diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound scans; stress fracture; relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) syndrome; Bone health in exercising patients.; Exertional rhabdomyolysis; Exercise prescription for chronic disease; Overuse injuries; endurance sports; Exercise in the fasting athlete / Intermittent fasting for health and exercise performance; Trigger point injections;

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