Entries by Providence Orthopaedics

Recovering from ACL Tear Surgery

The knee is an important joint that helps connect the lower leg with the thigh. While the knee joint helps us extend, flex, and move our legs in certain positions, it is also a common site for dislocation and injury. Read on to find out more about Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear surgery, which is […]

Calf stretches and how to do them.

The calf is in the back of the lower leg, below the knee. It consists of two muscles: the gastrocnemius and the soleus. Muscle tightness and cramps commonly occur in the gastrocnemius muscle causing soreness and pain.Most athletes or frequent runners may develop tight calf muscles as a result of overactivity or insufficient stretching. Calf stretches can […]

A Definitive Guide to Treating Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a painful condition that occurs when the tendons in the elbow region are swollen. Tendons are tough tissue that helps connect the lower arm muscles to the bone. Many people have the notion that Tennis elbow is only common among people who play tennis. But that is far from the truth as […]

5 exercises on how to strengthen your lower back.

Doing exercises to strengthen the lower back can help alleviate and prevent lower back pain. It can also strengthen the core, leg, and arm muscles. According to researchers, exercise also increases blood flow to the lower back area, which may reduce stiffness and speed up the healing process. Here are 5 exercises that you can do […]

Will a Knee Replacement Get Rid of Arthritis?

The knee joint is commonly referred to as a hinge joint and it is a complicated yet vital joint for humans as it enables us to walk. It helps in movement like straightening, bending and hence jumping, running and walking. The knee joint has a complex mechanism which once injured or disturbed can cause much […]

A Guide to Kneecap Replacement and Activities for Post-Surgery Recovery

One in every three people in Singapore suffer from a knee related problem. The fundamental reasons why the problems arise are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis. In the latter, there is usually an injury connected to the sensitive area, known as the cartilage. Patients complain of mild to severe pain when walking or moving […]

Knee Injuries: How to treat and manage meniscus tear?

Having a meniscus tear is very common, especially for athletes. Menisci act as shock absorbers between the thighbone and shinbone. When this cartilage is torn in the knee, this is referred to as a meniscus tear. When having this injury, there are several things that you want to avoid in order to promote healing. Here are a few […]

Avoiding Knee Dislocations With Exercise Works!

Knee dislocations can occur for a myriad of reasons; motor vehicle accidents or severe torsion injuries while playing sports. Due to the extreme severity of injury, immediate medical attention and proper treatment with aggressive rehabilitation is required to preserve neurovascular integrity and joint function. Mechanism of Injury Dislocation of the knee occurs when the tibia and […]