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Sports Medicine

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

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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.

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The main aim of treating back pain is to identify and prevent further damage to the spine. This is best achieved by seeing your family physician or a specialist. They may order an MRI to exclude any major pathology and to recommend the best course of therapy. For back therapy, I ...
13 Jan 2020
Dr Aaron Gan
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After a joint injury, there is a high likelihood of the development of secondary osteoarthritis at the affected joint. Some measures to prevent that includes: Reduce the load and strain on the affected joint This may involve a change in habits and lifestyle, depending o...
7 Jan 2020
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I assume that you are referring specifically to the replacement of the 1st carpometacarpal joint. After such a replacement is done, you can expect a better quality of life. Pain should be eliminated almost immediately, and joint motion will improve with the presence of the new jo...
27 Dec 2019
Dr Aaron Gan
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Technically, all sports which involve the use of the hand and wrist can worsen a pre-existing carpal tunnel syndrome. In fact, any form of repetitive movement done from the wrist over an extended period can make carpal tunnel syndrome worse. These movements lead to swelling and c...
27 Dec 2019
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is not common. And if diagnosed accurately, it depends on what the cause is. There are plenty of causes, including bone spurs, tumours/growths, cysts, inflammation of tendons/tendon sheaths, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and even broken or sprained ankles...
17 Dec 2019
Yes, frequent squatting can accelerate the wear and tear of the knees as the bodyweight is multiplied 5 times over the knees [1] . That is why, in Asia, many people have knee problems as compared to the West. And if there is a family history of knee arthritis and knee injuries, t...
16 Dec 2019
Dr Aaron Gan
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In the perspective of being a Hand Surgeon who specializes in conditions of the hand & wrist, I would strongly advise an individual with wrist pain to see a Hand Surgeon. The reasons are detailed below: A hand surgeon in Singapore is a specialist doctor who...
23 Oct 2019
Dr Aaron Gan
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The area of the wrist closer to the thumb is called the radial side of the wrist . Pain in this area is termed "radial-sided wrist pain". This is in contrast to the opposite side of the wrist (nearer the little finger side) called the ulnar side of the wrist. Pain in this area is...
20 Oct 2019
Dr Aaron Gan
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Presentation of finger joint pains on exertion and repetitive movements in a young patient is getting more common. A full assessment has to be made to rule out the causes of joint pain: Full history, including family history of arthritis and autoimmune disorders, a detailed...
20 Oct 2019
Dr Aaron Gan
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This is quite a common presentation of chronic wrist pain which I see in my clinic. Often times, the pain is preceded by one or several bouts of injury . One may or may not recall these episodes as very frequently, the injuries may have been deemed as minor ones or just "a sprain...
20 Oct 2019
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