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I have done the ACL reconstruction, meniscus and cartilage repair on my left knee. Lately my knee will get a burning sensation and I will have issues walking. However the pain will suddenly go off in a couple of days. Could it be caused by inflammation due to a new injury?

A quick blood test can be for gout, which comes and goes. Maybe there is an existing problem. Keep a journal on these kinds of pain, the timing when it happens, and what you are doing at that time, every time you do something to trigger the pain. If it keeps coming back then we can do a quick blood test.

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I would like to clarify for the ACL injury, how do we know it's a must to do ACL reconstruction? Can bracing help in the healing of the ACL injury? Is there any severity pointed to ACL reconstruction? Before and after ACL reconstruction, how long to immobilise before therapy? Do we have to immobilise the knee joint to do therapy?

ACL doesn't heal by itself if clinically unstable. We can test the knee, do the same manoeuvre if the knee is moving like previously, suggest reconstruction surgery, because ligament don't heal itself even if you wait 5-10 years. If you don't mind wearing knee guards, and can just stroll—you might not need su...

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Post-Total knee replacement, how to work on gait, is it alignment issue?

Knee pain does not occur after one day. Some people learn the wrong gait and feel like the wrong gait is normal. After surgery, they must learn the correct ways. Therapists will come in to teach them to walk properly and re-strengthen the muscle. When I see these patients walk in my clinic normally, I will sometimes...

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What will happen after 15-20 years post-knee replacement?

This is a conservative estimation, after 15-20 years or even up to 30 years, it can be working perfectly. Some might have no pain or no symptoms and are absolutely healthy. If unfortunately the knee replacement reaches the end of its lifespan, you can change it. Americans are more advanced, they do a lot more than u...

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For Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease, what supplements can I take for faster recovery?

Hi For OGS there isn't really a supplement to "speed" the recovery and indeed the most important element is correct and careful loading, adequate rest and working with the coaching and management team to achieve this. Sometimes, shockwave therapy CAN help in more serious cases. Here is more information if you are ...

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Can I just add more turmeric to my meals to stop the pain?

Curcumin is the component of turmeric that has been found to reduce joint pain. Curcumin only makes up around 3% of turmeric used in cooking, meaning every 100mg used will only give you 3mg of curcumin. In contrast, curcumin supplements have curcumin that make up 95% of the dose, meaning you will get 95mg of curcumi...

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Can Turmeron replace my pain medications that don't seem to work?

No. Unless approved by a doctor, an over-the-counter supplement cannot replace medication prescribed by a doctor. If your medication is not working then you will need to see your doctor to replace or find something to assist your medication. That said, there is no harm in bringing up Turmeron and what it claims to d...

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Is there a dose limit to turmeric for joint pain for a 60+ year old person?

While more research is needed to find the recommended dosage of turmeric, randomised control trials (RCT) have used a similar dosage to one another. This meta-analysis found that 8 RCTs used around 1g/day when given without painkillers and 500mg/day when given alongside painkillers. The highest dosage given was arou...

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How does Japanese turmeric differ from other turmerics for joint pain?

In general, Turmeric contains curcumin, a natural Polyphenol. Curcumin is currently a hot topic in the research community because it has multiple health benefits, such as having inflammatory properties, helping the kidneys function, and improving metabolism. It is highly likely that Curcumin is the reason why Turmer...

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The Complete Guide to Seeing An Orthopaedic Surgeon in Singapore (2020)

These days, people are so busy that we sometimes forget to take a rest. We work and workout harder. This may negatively affect your bones. Some of these bones protect the various organs of the body, so you should protect them too! However, if your bones are negatively affected, you have to know which doctor to see and how you can treat bone conditions. 

As an experienced Orthopaedic Specialist who has performed more than 2,000 knee surgeries, I will tell you exactly how to see an orthopaedic surgeon in Singapore.

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