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...

Identifying and Treating Knee Pains

Knee injuries are common, with sprains and strains among the most common types of knee injuries. A sprain occurs when the ligaments, the rugged bands of tissue that connect bones, are stretched or torn. On the other hand, a strain occurs when the muscles or tendons, the fibrous cords that connect muscles to bones, are stretched or torn.   Things you need to know about knee injuries: What causes knee pain?  Various factors, including injury, arthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis, can cause knee pain.   What are the symptoms of knee pain?  Symptoms of knee pain can include stiffness, swelling, redness,...

Signs you may need a knee replacement surgery

Are you experiencing knee pain? Dealing with mobility concerns like stiffness on the knee? Taking a rest and applying a cold compress may not be enough.   But is it really time for knee surgery?   If all the conservative treatments stopped working, a knee replacement surgery would be the best choice to get back to life. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS), it's a safe procedure and has a very high success rate. The AAOS estimates that 90% of modern total knee replacements still work after 15 years.   You may need a little help after...

When to see a knee doctor

When to see a doctor for knee pain?

If you're experiencing knee pain, there's a good chance that you'll need to see a doctor. But what are the telltale signs that it's time for a visit? In this blog post, we'll discuss the most common symptoms of knee pain and when you should go see a doctor. Keep reading to learn more! If you're like most people, you'll experience some degree of knee pain at some point in your life. It can be caused by a variety of things, from aches and pains associated with aging, to sports injuries. While not always serious, it's important to know the...

Knee Pain when Walking

Knee Pain when Walking: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Your knee is constantly under stress from supporting your body weight when you are doing various activities such as walking, jogging, climbing stairs, or simply standing up. This will eventually lead to knee pain – especially as you age and continue to put strain on your knees. Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation is often the go-to DIY treatment for easing minor aches and pain, but to get the relief and treatment, you will need consultation with your doctors or trusted knee pain specialists in your area to provide proper diagnosis. Read More

Knee Pain when Bending

Knee Pain when Bending: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

In Asia, knee pain is a common symptom experienced at some stage of their lives. As easy as one can get knee pain, it can easily cause serious damage in the long run if not treated correctly. There are various treatments in providing relief but in some severe cases, surgical repair might be required. Before applying any medicine or treatment, you need to identify what are the causes of the pain. Read More

hip joint x-ray

A Primer on Arthroplasty Surgery

Our hips and knees undergo a lot of stress throughout our lives. These joints absorb substantial force and weight when we walk, jump, and move. With wear and tear over time, the cartilage in our joints breakdown causing pain during weight-bearing activities. Other than Cartilage wear out limb/joint misalignment, joint space narrowing, stiff joints, disease, or traumatic conditions may inflict pain and limit movement and mobility Read More

Knee injury during workout

Everything you need to know about Ligament Tears

Ligament Tears are a common injury people experience, especially with those who are active in sports. Yet, many of us are quite clueless while trying to imagine which of portion of the body it is that actually gets affected. And rightly so, coz Ligaments aren’t a prominent body organ nor is it something that visible externally to the human eye. So, ignorance on this subject can be quite rational. Read More

What is Knee Arthroscopy? – Procedure & Benefits

If you suffer from knee pain or have had an injury to the knee, your doctor may suggest knee arthroscopy to see what is going on. This procedure is an evaluation of the knee without making a large incision. It will permit your doctor to see exactly what is going on in your knee and what is causing your pain without a huge invasive procedure being done. Your doctor may suggest this less invasive procedure if you have torn a meniscus, have inflamed tissue that needs removed, have an infection in the knee, or if you have kneecap issues that...

Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendonitis): Symptoms & Treatments

Whether you like to run for sport or just for fun, there is an injury that accounts for just less than 5% of all running injuries. Patellar Tendonitis, or jumper’s knee, is an injury to the patellar tendon that connects you knee to your tibia bone. This area takes on a huge load in any type of running or jumping movements and it can become injured quite quickly. This typically happens in men more than women but both are susceptible to this type of injury. Symptoms There are a few different stages of jumper’s knee and depending on what stage...