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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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Neck pain (back of neck, not the front) must be further evaluated by a specialist with an MRI scan if accompanied by the following: following an injury (e.g. fall, accident, manipulation) following a cancer treatment following fever/chills/rigors with or without sore thr...
5 Jul 2019
Dr Dinesh has given you an excellent answer. Following an MRI scan, your treatment will depend on the degree of your nerve compression seen on your MRI scan (not visible on X-rays). If mild compression, your sciatica leg pain is from a nerve irritation or inf...
2 Jul 2019
Hi there Plantar fasciitis can be completely cleared but in some cases can become chronic in nature. Possible treatments for plantar fasciitis include: Physiotherapy with PF or calf stretching ESWT treatments Cortisone injections Prolotherpy/PRP injections ...
2 Jul 2019
Hi there, The general rule of advice should be to ask your surgeon as, depending on the type of implant you have in the knee, there maybe certain restrictions on your activities. That said, as a general rule, it is probably best to avoid/limit high impact activities such as distance running or co...
2 Jul 2019
Back injury resulting in nerve problems will present as pain or numbness spreading from back/buttock down along your leg, with or without "pins and needles" sensation or weakness in your leg/foot/buttock, ON TOP OF your main back pain. The presence of one or mo...
30 Jun 2019
Back sprain or strain, usually caused by injury to your back muscles, takes about a month to recover. The initial severe back pain in the first week after injury will gradually be replaced by a nagging back ache u...
30 Jun 2019
Osteoporosis means "porous bone". It is a condition where bones become brittle and more prone to fractures. According to the theory of TCM, kidney is in charge of bone health. As we age and hit menopause/andropause, kidney qi and essence decrease significantly. This is a natural ...
30 Jun 2019
Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which, the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. Osteoporotic bones have lost density or mass and contain abnormal tissue structure. As bones become less dense, they weaken and are more likely to break. It is the most common re...
12 Jun 2019
A single sided shin pain may be common in young active adults. It may also arise from stress in the supporting bones due to weight gain. These are some of the common causes. Worrisome pain is usually accompanied by weight / appetite loss, night sweats or even intractable relentle...
30 May 2019
There are various reasons, depending on mechanism of injury and age. The chronicity or period of pain also accounts for how much relief you obtain from such treatment options. Hence there is no good answer unless a proper history and examination is undertaken. However, most of...
30 May 2019
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