Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be much more of a hassle than one might think. Because modern society has a great deal of upper body movement required in day-to-day business, the shoulder can quickly become a nuisance even at a desk job.

The shoulder can become injured in isolation or in conjunction with the neck, arms, chest or the back.

Shoulder Pain Causes

Many different types of arthritis are major causes of pain in the shoulder, including general arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and septic arthritis. The shoulder can also become injured if there is a swelling of the bursa sacs or swelling of the tendons around the shoulder. Bone spurs and torn cartilage are also causes of shoulder pain in many cases.

The rotator cuff is a big cause of pain in the shoulder as well. Lastly, the shoulder can become injured if it remains unused for too long – this is known as “frozen shoulder.”

Shoulder Pain Symptoms

Shoulder injuries will usually cause one or more of the following physical symptoms to occur:

Muscles in the neck may begin to tense up and become less pliable. Neck movement may be limited.
Pain may occur in the back, in the neck or in the chest if the rotator cuff is injured. In some cases, the arms may not be able to life beyond a certain height.

Shooting pains down the arm may occur when there is an injury in the shoulder.

Shoulder Pain Complications

If left untreated, shoulder pain can spread to other tendons and joints that are connected. Because the shoulders provide balance for the upper body, they body can begin to weight itself down on the injured side. This can cause the other side of the body to compensate, causing more injuries from the pressure.

Shoulder Pain Treatment & Surgery

Shoulder

Our Doctor

Our doctor provides consultation, treatment and surgery for sports injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle.

Facilities

  • Same-day admission
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • X-Ray, CT/MRI scan available

Insurance

Find out more about using your Medisave, Medical and/or Accident Insurance for your treatments. We accept international insurance.

The Knee

Knee Anatomy
The knee is one of the most complex joint and also the largest joint in our body. The knee joins the thigh bone (known as femur) to the shin bone (known as tibia). The smaller bone that runs alongside the tibia and the kneecap are the other bones that make the knee joint.

There are ligaments and cartilages that join the knee bones to provide stability to the knee, they are known as:

-Anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) & Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) – it prevents the femur from sliding backward or forward on the tibia .

-The Medial collateral ligaments (MCL) and Lateral collateral ligaments (LCL) prevent the femur from sliding side to side.

-Two C-shaped pieces of cartilage called the medial and lateral menisci act as shock absorbers between the femur and tibia.

Knee Pain & Injuries

Knee Pain Causes

There can be many causes of pain in your knee. The most reported causes are:

• Overuse due to sports or exercise

• Arthritis and degeneration

• Knee injury

Because people are very active in sports and exercise, the knee is constantly having to bend and stretch to meet our demands. Knee joint pain can be the result of this. Furthermore, if you have a knee injury, you can still feel pain from that even if years have gone by. See a specialist to determine if you have a knee injury.

Common Knee Pain Symptoms

Knee pain is very common in our society, and it has a variety of symptoms. Your knee is made

up of four parts: bone, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons. The following are the most common

symptoms of knee pain:

• Inflammation

• Pain when pressure is placed on your knee

If it hurts you to walk, run, or climb stairs, and the pain is worsening or just not getting any

better, then you may have knee joint pain and you need to see a specialist.

Knee Pain Complications

You need to see a doctor and/or go to the emergency room if you are experiencing the

following:

• You have a fever

• Area of the knee is red and warmth to touch

• You have unbearable pain

• You are unable walk properly

If you think you may have an infection, or you feel that your knee swelling and pain is not improving, it is advisable to see a doctor or orthopaedic specialist as soon as possible.

You may also read up different conditions of the knee to know more about their causes,  symptoms and treatments.

Conditions of the Knee

  • Meniscus injury/tear
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain/strain
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) sprain/strain
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain/strain
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprain/strain
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Housemaid’s knee
  • Infra-patellar bursitis
  • Patella dislocation
  • Patella tendon rupture
  • Quadripceps tendon rupture
  • Articular cartilage injury
  • Acute fat pad impingement
  • Biceps femoris avulsion
  • Tibiofibular joint dislocation
  • Tibial plateau fracture
  • Osteochondritis dissecans

Knee Treatments & Surgery

  • Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) injection therapy
  • Joint lubrication injection (Viscosupplementation)
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Meniscus repair
  • Osteoarticular transfer system (OATS)
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) Recontruction
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
  • Fixation of fractures (plates and screws)
  • Osteotomy of the knee
  • Partial knee replacement (MAKOplasty)
  • Partial knee replacement (conventional)
  • Total knee replacement

Our Doctor

Our doctor provide consultation, treatment and surgery for sports injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle.

Facilities

  • Same-day admission
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • X-Ray, CT/MRI scan available

Insurance

Find out more about using your Medisave, Medical and/or Accident Insurance for your treatments. We accept international insurance.