Ankle Pain Management

Are You Having An Ankle Pain? Ankle pain refers to any discomfort or pain experienced in the ankle region. It can occur for various reasons, including injury, arthritis, and normal wear and tear. Individuals may experience pain or stiffness in different areas around the ankle, swelling, and difficulty bearing weight. Typically, ankle pain can be alleviated with rest, ice therapy, and over-the-counter pain medications. Healthcare providers are equipped to treat ankle injuries and arthritis, often without surgery. However, surgical intervention may be necessary in severe cases such as a broken ankle bone or when non-surgical treatments fail to improve the...

New Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disorder affecting joints. The body's immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of the joints, causing inflammation and pain. If left untreated, it can lead to joint damage and disability. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disorder affecting millions worldwide, causing joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. Early detection of rheumatoid arthritis is crucial for managing symptoms and preventing joint damage.  Our team of experienced doctors and therapists at Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic is dedicated to providing the latest information and treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. Read on to learn more...

Ankle Pain - When to see a Doctor?

When to See a Doctor for an Ankle Pain?

Ankle pain is a common injury with various causes. From a sprain to a sudden onset of a painful sensation, ankle pain hinders one in functioning normally. There are degrees of pain that we could all handle with a couple of ibuprofen and a compress but there are cases wherein a doctor’s visit is warranted. Singaporeans are all familiar with ankle pain—having been working and running errands all day. While some can handle the ache with simple massages, liniment oils, pain-relief patches, and even drinking generic ibuprofen and other NSAIDs, it is still best to monitor your ankle and look...

Sprained Ankle Treatments in Singapore (How to Recover Fast)

Sprained ankles are one of the most common sports-related injuries obtained by people. Although a sprained ankle may not be a major injury, pain in the ankle could be quite a hindrance to daily activities and of course, sports or other physical activities would not be possible without further injuring the ankle. Depending on the severity of the sprain, there are plenty of sprained ankle treatments in Singapore that can provide recovery from 6 weeks to up to 4 months. However, with adequate rest, proper treatment and rehabilitation, the healing process could be sped up significantly. Sprained ankles typically occur...

What is Total Ankle Arthroplasty (Total Ankle Replacement)?

Suffering from ankle pain when you’re trying to move can lead to less movement on your part. When you’re trying to stay in shape, get in shape, or just keep mobile, pain can put a stop to all of those. Ankle pain can cause you to not want to leave your home or being reduce to having to have assistance when walking. Pain from arthritis can most times be tolerated but when it progresses it can leave you dealing with more pain than you can handle. How can you deal with this type of pain? How can you keep living...

4 Ways to Protect Ankle from Sprain

If you’ve ever had a sprained ankle you know just how painful they can be. Sometimes they can feel as if you’ve broken bones or torn ligaments but all you’ve done is twisted, or sprained, the ankle severely. Once your ankle sprain has finally healed, you may be susceptible to reinjuring the ankle if you do not take a few precautions. Here are four ways you can protect your ankle from reinjuring it after you’ve healed from the ankle sprain itself. Related: Foot and Ankle Pain/Injury Info & Treatment Wear a Brace If it’s only been a few weeks since...

What Is Progressive Flatfoot? Signs, Causes & Treatment

Another name for progressive flatfoot is Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. The posterior tibial tendon is found in the calf down to the inside of the ankle to the middle section of the foot. It is responsible for holding up the arch of the foot and gives us support when walking. Progressive flatfoot happens when the tendon becomes inflamed, stretched or torn, causing the arch to collapse. Not to be confused with plantar fasciitis, which is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, causing the bottom of the foot to hurt and swell. While progressive flatfoot is an injury to the tendon,...

5 Ways to Reduce and Relieve Ankle Pain

Our ankle joint is a complex structure involving bones, tendons and ligaments that helps to provide a wide range of motion including inversion, eversion, extension and flexion. These motions are responsible in providing stability and locomotion for the body. Our ankle bears the full weight of our body and any forces that are acting on it are of significance. Daily actions such as walking, running and jumping will have a huge impact.  As a result, ankle pain is a common complaint experienced by many. What are some ways to reduce and relieve ankle pain? Stop wearing flats Flats are simple...