Dr. Kevin Yip

Dr Kevin Yip
Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS(UK), FRCS(EDIN), FAM(SING), FHKCOS(ORTHO)

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Pain

The sensation of pain originates in free nerve endings which end blindly between the tissue cells. These pain receptors are present in most tissues, but are especially numerous in the skin. Pain is a mechanism to alert us to injury so that we can react appropriately.
Different types of pain that may be experienced include acute pain caused by a fracture, aching pain caused by chronic inflammation, continuous pain such as heartburn, pounding pain such as vascular compromise, referred pain caused by nerve entrapment, and burning pain. The type of pain can be a pointer to the correct diagnosis. The most common types encountered in sports injuries are acute pain, and the chronic, dull ache experienced following activity or during the night due to chronic inflammatory problems.
Pain can often be effectively treated with medication, but it will not go away until its cause has been removed.

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