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Sport Medicine

Sports medicine deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.

Overview

Sports and exercise medicine physicians have extensive education in musculoskeletal medicine, and specialize in the treatment of athletes and other physically active individuals.

Sport Medicine doctors treat injuries such as muscle, ligament, tendon and bone problems, but may also treat chronic illnesses that can affect physical performance, such as asthma and diabetes. 

They also advise on managing and preventing injuries, while advising on clinical physical activity interventions, negating the burden of disease directly attributable to physical inactivity.

From the provided description, it sounds like gout, although there are of course other causes of toe joint swelling. This includes arthritis, infection, or an injury. Here are some quick facts about gout: Gout is caused by uric acid crystals built up in the joints, and most...
8 Jan 2019
Thank you for your question. There can be many causes for shoulder pain following trauma including an injury to the rotator cuff, a frozen shoulder, AC joint disruption and more. From your symptoms alone, the active movements might suggest an injury to the former (rotator cuff...
7 Dec 2018
Dr Henry has already provided an excellent summary to the different types of arthritis that can occur. Just wanted to add that the cyst could be a simple ganglion from your computer use. Sometimes with excessive pressure, these can develop and the easiest way to manage them is...
12 Jul 2018
Hi, There are various reasons why a wound does not heal properly. Infection of the wound is a common reason for poor wound healing. Sometimes, infection by atypical bacteria can also cause poor wound healing. Other causes include recurrent trauma, poor vascular circulation a...
14 Dec 2018
Thank you for your email. Have u been doing anything strenuous/ more than usual physical activity before the pain/ soreness started? A lot of times it can be due to an overuse injury. Sometimes there are some other less common reasons like malalignment, or even a hypersensitive...
6 Apr 2018
Thank you very much for your questions. You are very right that most of the neck problems in your age group is likely due to bad posture (humans are not designed to stare at laptops/ handphones for prolonged period of time). However, if you feel that the symptoms are worsening ...
16 Apr 2018
Hi, I am sorry to hear of your Injury. The best treatment for your meniscal tear depends on: The location Configuration Extent of the tear According to these factors, treatment modalities will be recommended by your doctor. For minor ones meniscal tears, your...
7 Mar 2019
It sounds like you injured your thumb quite abit. If it’s persistently pain and swollen, and numb/ tingling, it could indicate some damage to the nerves supplying the thumb. I think you should seek an opinion from a doctor soon, to allow a proper and thorough examination...
13 Feb 2019
Back pain is a complex yet common problem that affects many people and there can be many causes from a disc prolapse with nerve root irritation, muscular spasm, facet joint pain or fascial pain. A Sports/MSK physician will take a detailed history, perform a thorough clinical ex...
29 Aug 2018
Back pain can be due to many different problems including nerve irritation from disc bulges, facet joint irritation, muscle or ligament issues or degenerative changes. If your symptoms keep coming back, then its certainly useful to look into why it is happening. Strengthenin...
2 Jan 2019
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