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Carpal tunnel syndrome in Singapore

Carpal tunnel syndrome in Singapore

What it is:

Swelling, pain, tingling and numbness in the wrist and hand. The areas most affected are the thumb, index and middle fingers. One is unable to hold objects because of weakening thumb muscles. In serious cases, there is a loss of sensation, including the inability to […]

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Basics Description Shoulder pain with overhead activities is a common musculoskeletal complaint. Impingement syndrome: Inflammatory condition of the soft tissues of the subacromial space Most common cause of presentation for shoulder complaints to a physician’s office (>50% of all shoulder complaints) Represents a continuum, progressing from acute bursitis, to chronic bursitis, to partial-thickness tears […]

Elbow Arthritis

Basics Description The elbow can be affected by inflammatory and noninflammatory arthropathies. Regardless of the underlying pathologic process, elbow arthritis generally presents with pain on ROM and loading of the affected joint. Epidemiology Incidence Uncommon Primary osteoarthritis accounts for 1-2% of all elbow arthritis; the remainder are inflammatory or posttraumatic. Can occur in any […]

Discitis

Basics Description Discitis is an infection of the disc space and vertebral endplate that is caused by hematogenous or postoperative inoculation. It affects intervertebral discs of the spine. The lower lumbar discs are most commonly involved. However, the infection may occur in any disc. Classification: Spontaneous (hematogenous) Iatrogenic (after discectomy or discogram) Epidemiology Hematogenous […]

Heel Pain (Plantar Fascilitis)

WHAT IS HEEL PAIN (PLANTAR FASCILITIS)?

Plantar fascilitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is due to inflammation of a thick band of tissue called the plantar fascia, which runs across the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes.

HOW IS HEEL PAIN (PLANTAR FASCIITIS) DIAGNOSED?

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Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Grafts for Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Review

Abstract

In Europe and the United States, there is an increasing prevalence of the use of autologous blood products to facilitate healing in a variety of applications. Recently, we have learned more about specific growth factors, which play a crucial role in the healing process. With that knowledge there is abundant enthusiasm in the application […]

Tail Bone Pain (Coccydynia)

WHAT IS COCCYDYNIA?

Coccydynia is the inflammation of the tip of the tailbone and the pain is often worse on sitting.

HOW IS COCCYDYNIA PAIN DIAGNOSED?

Coccydynia is commonly diagnosed based solely on the symptoms and the examination findings of local tenderness over the tailbone.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?

Coccydynia is often caused by an […]

A Patient’s Guide to Swan Neck Deformity of the Finger

Introduction

Normal finger position and movement occur from the balanced actions of many important structures. Ligaments support the finger joints. Muscles hold and move the fingers. Tendons help control the fine motion of each finger joint. Disease or injury can disturb the balance in these structures, altering normal finger alignment and function. The result may […]

Pain Management: A Patient’s Guide to Facet Joint Injections

Introduction

Facet joint injections are commonly used to determine what is causing back pain. Facet joint injections are primarily diagnostic injections, meaning that they help your doctor determine the cause of your back pain but may not provide you with any long-term relief from the pain. These injections eliminate pain temporarily by filling the facet […]

A Patient’s Guide to Viral Arthritis

Introduction

We know that some viruses cause joint pain and inflammation (swelling, redness, and heat). Researchers have wondered for a long time whether some kinds of arthritis with unexplained causes may be the result of a virus. So far no one knows, partly because the virus itself may be long gone before a patient ever […]