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Caring Since 2005 - Joint Pain Treatment Clinic Singapore

Joint Pain Clinic Singapore

Dr. Tan & Partners (Joint Paint Treatment)

Dr Tan & Partners (DTAP) clinic provides holistic and comprehensive Joint Pain services at our clinics.

 Our musculoskeletal system provides form, support, stability and movement to the body. Chronic wear and tear due to ageing, repeated overuse or mechanical injury can result in issues with joints, bones and muscles.

 Our doctors are experienced in diagnosing, treating and managing Joint Pain related problems. We offer a variety of clinic-based procedures to help treat Joint Pain.

 We provide a private and discreet environment for you to discuss your medical issues with our doctors.

Visit Siglap Branch or drop us an email at hello@dtapclinic.com for an appointment with our doctor.

Regular STD Screening in DTAP Clinic Singapore

Our Joint Pain Services

  • Corticosteroid Injection
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA) Knee Injection
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

Knee Pain

Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment

Knee pain is a common issue that can affect people of all ages, ranging from active athletes to sedentary individuals.

Knee injuries may happen acutely as a result of sport or strenuous physical activity, but can also develop slowly over time.

There are many causes of knee pain and getting a good outcome in treatment would require a detailed assessment and accurate diagnosis of the exact cause of the knee pain.

The treatment for Knee Pain essentially depends on the cause and include oral medications, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), corticosteroid injections and hyaluronic acid (HA) injections.

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Knee Osteoarthritis (OA)

Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and results usually from chronic degeneration, or “wear and tear”. The knee is one of the most common joints whereby this occurs. Symptoms usually include pain, swelling, stiffness and decreased range of motion. The quality of life for patients with knee OA can be very debilitating in the late stages. Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) firstly involves an accurate diagnosis by means of radiological investigations.

Depending on the severity of knee OA, treatments are divided into non-surgical and surgical options. Non-surgical options include lifestyle adjustments, oral medications, corticosteroid injections and hyaluronic acid (HA) injections.

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Shoulder Pain

Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment

Shoulder pain is a very common occurrence due to the fact that the shoulder is the most unstable joint in the human body. Injuries such as rotator cuff tendonitis and tears can occur from strenuous lifting or repetitive overuse. The shoulder is also the joint that is most prone to partial or full dislocation. There is a multitude of causes for shoulder pain, and treatment will firstly require a comprehensive assessment before determining the exact diagnosis. 

There are a number of treatments available for shoulder pain and include oral medications, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and corticosteroid injections.

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Tennis Elbow & Golfer’s Elbow

Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment

Pain and stiffness felt over the outer elbow, along with weakness in the wrist or hand, can be symptoms of tennis elbow. The symptoms are the same for golfer’s elbow but occur on the inner elbow instead. Unlike their names suggest, tennis and golfer’s elbow do not happen only to tennis players and golfers. These conditions could occur to anyone whose job or hobby involves repetitive forearm and wrist use.

Treatments include oral medications, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and corticosteroid injections.

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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment

A diagnosis of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is made clinically. It is caused by chronic overuse of the wrist and having to repeatedly grasp or pinch with the thumb, for example waiters who have to often carry heavy plates and bowls, or from intensive computer mouse use. This condition is more common in women than men, and can also occur during one’s pregnancy.

The pain is felt mainly over thumb side of the wrist, and can spread upwards to the forearm. Other associated symptoms include swelling of the affected area and difficulty moving the thumb and/or wrist.

Treatments include oral medications, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and corticosteroid injections.

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Trigger Finger

Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment

Trigger finger is a painful condition which is accompanied by catching or locking when bending or straightening the finger. The pain is felt mainly over the base of the finger and on the palm area close the affected finger. In severe instances, the finger may be stuck in a bent position.

Many people live with this condition thinking and hoping that it will go away, when in fact some simple treatments could improve their symptoms significantly.

Treatments include oral medications, splinting of the finger and corticosteroid injections.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment

Plantar fasciitis is a condition characterised by pain felt over the bottom of the heel. Classically, the pain is the worst upon waking up in the morning and taking the first steps of the day. This problem affects approximately 1 in 10 people at some point in their lifetime.

Indeed, it can be very frustrating to live with, and can take several months to a year to resolve. During this time, one could face difficulties in their daily work, or be kept away from their favourite hobbies or sports.  

Treatments include oral medications, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and corticosteroid injections.

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ESWT for Orthopaedic Conditions

Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment

ESWT has been shown to be a good non-invasive treatment option for orthopaedic conditions and is an alternative worth undertaking for many patients who wish to avoid invasive treatments such as steroid injections or surgery.

ESWT is a non-invasive treatment method that uses high-energy acoustic waves to deliver a mechanical force to the body’s tissues. ESWT is an effective treatment option for several medical indications, including the treatment of kidney stones and gallstones, cardiac diseases, the field of men’s health (eg. erectile dysfunction, penile rejuvenation), and last but not least, musculoskeletal problems.

 

Learn more: ESWT for Orthopaedic Conditions

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