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Sports Medicine Centre at Thomson Wellth Clinic

Good musculoskeletal health matters, because it allows us to move and perform tasks like work and leisure without pain. It is vital for our muscles, joints, and bones to work well together without causing any pain or discomfort, so as to give us a good quality of life. However, there are multiple risk factors which can increase one’s susceptibility to musculoskeletal problems. Some risk factors include:

  • Older age
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Overuse and straining of muscles, joints, or bones
  • Old or chronic injuries
  • Weight management issues

Sports medicine centres in Singapore are well-versed in treating musculoskeletal problems. At Thomson Wellth Clinic, our experienced sports medicine specialists will help you manage your musculoskeletal injuries with minimally or non-invasive treatments. Our treatments aim to help relieve pain, accelerate healing and prevent recurrences. We believe that proper treatment of musculoskeletal problems and injuries, whether age or sports-related, can improve one’s quality of life and enable one to live an active and pain-free lifestyle till old age. Speak to our specialists at our Sports Medicine Centre to learn more about the different treatments we have for various musculoskeletal conditions.


Specialised Treatment For

Musculoskeletal Health 1

Back Injuries

Muscoloskeletal Back Sports Injury

A healthy spine and back helps to provide support to the body, and is crucial in ensuring optimal organ function. Any injury to the back and spine should not be overlooked, as it can lead to undesirable health consequences.

While there are many causes of back pain, some common back injuries include back sprain or strain, and a herniated or bulging disc. Back injuries can be caused by accidents, falls, lifting heavy objects, sports, and ageing wear and tear.

Signs and symptoms of a back injury:

  • Inability or difficulty moving or standing up straight
  • Swelling
  • Pain that goes down one or both legs
  • Pain that worsens with movements such as coughing, sneezing or laughing
Musculoskeletal Health 2

Knee Injuries

Muscoloskeletal Knee Sports Injury

The knee holds up our weight every day and it is one of the most important joints in supporting our movement. Often, knee injuries and knee pain are caused by sports injuries, falls, aging wear and tear, and even lifestyle factors. If these injuries are not treated in time, they can grow more severe over time and lead to other further complications. Do visit a sports clinic in Singapore to seek prompt knee pain treatment to avoid such occurrences.

A knee pain survey conducted recently has also revealed that 50 per cent of Singapore residents have previously or currently suffer from chronic knee pain, and 73 per cent are at risk of developing knee osteoarthritis in their lifetime due to lifestyle habits.

Those who engage in sports activities regularly, like running, jumping or cycling, which place constant emphasis on the knees, might encounter a higher chance of knee pain or discomfort in their lives.

Some common knee injuries include tendinitis, an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear, a torn meniscus, and knee bursitis.

The symptoms of a knee injury might include one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Inability to bend or straighten leg due to pain and stiffness
  • Inability to bear weight on the affected leg
  • Pain and swelling in affected leg or knee
  • Locking or popping in the knee joint

Minimally invasive or non-invasive knee pain treatments in Singapore, together with a detailed consultation and medical reviews, are available at Thomson Wellth Clinic to help those who are suffering from knee pain maintain their knee’s integrity and to recover mobility.

Musculoskeletal Health 3

Ankle Injuries

Muscoloskeletal Ankle Sports Injury

Although ankle injuries are common among athletes, one need not be an athlete to sustain an ankle injury. In many cases, it could happen when one is walking on an uneven pathway, or when one loses balance, leading to a ‘twisted ankle’. One of the most common ankle injuries is a sprain, when one or more of the ligaments have been stretched or torn.

While some ankle sprains can be treated with RICE therapy (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation), however should pain and swelling persist, one should seek a sports medicine specialist’s help. An untreated ankle can lead to weakening of the ankle and subsequent ankle injuries, and can even cause arthritis.

The symptoms of an ankle injury might include one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Pain and tenderness in the affected ankle, especially when one bears weight on the affected foot
  • Swelling
  • Instability in the ankle
Musculoskeletal Health 4

Shoulder Injuries

Muscoloskeletal Shoulder Sports Injury

Shoulders are easily injured because they have a complex structure which helps in a wide range of motion, but may also compromise their stability.

Shoulder injuries might develop from overuse and ageing wear and tear due to worn-out cartilage. Those who swim and play tennis regularly might have a higher incidence of developing shoulder injuries, due to the excessive overhead motion in these sports.

Some common shoulder injuries include arthritis, shoulder sprain, strain, a rotator cuff tear, and a frozen shoulder.

The symptoms of a shoulder injury might include one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Stiffness and pain in the shoulder
  • Swelling or bruising
  • Inability to rotate the arm normally
Musculoskeletal Health 5

Elbow Injuries

Muscoloskeletal Elbow Sports Injury

The elbow joint is generally less prone to ageing wear and tear. However, many elbow injuries are often caused by overuse. Sports or hobbies like golf or tennis, which require repetitive hand, wrist and arm movements, can cause joint inflammation or a higher chance of dislocation.

Common elbow injuries include the tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow, when injury is caused due to overuse of the forearm muscles, leading to soreness or pain on the lateral or inner part of the elbow. Other elbow injuries may also include bursitis, fractures, or compression of the ulnar nerve near the elbow joint.

Signs and symptoms of an elbow injury:

  • Swelling of the elbow, or the area around it
  • Inability or difficulty in moving the elbow
  • Deformity of the elbow, or the area around it
  • Pain and tenderness in the elbow


Treatments Available at our Sports Medicine Centre at Thomson Wellth Clinic

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

PRP Therapy injects a solution rich in platelets and growth factors made from the patient’s own blood into the affected area. It is ideal in stimulating the recovery of tendons affected by strains, restoring tissue and avoiding scarring while reducing the risk of further degeneration and re-injury.

Low Level Laser Therapy

Low Level Laser Therapy is a non-invasive treatment option for age degeneration injuries and musculoskeletal sports injuries. It applies pulses of low-level laser of certain wavelengths which are targeted at and then absorbed by the tissue at the affected area. It has been consistently proven to reduce both pain and inflammation while promoting tissue regeneration. This is very useful for reducing downtime, making it particularly effective as a treatment for Achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow as well as other sports injuries. It is also helpful in alleviating lower back pain or neck pain.

INDIBA Active Cell Therapy

Thomson Wellth Clinic also utilises INDIBA® Active Cell Therapy, which is a RF treatment that uses electromagnetic stimulation to promote the regeneration of tissue, improving recovery and rehabilitation times for athletes to get back into form. The INDIBA Active Cell Therapy is perfect for pain reduction and for healing wounds and injuries which do not respond to other treatments. It promotes faster recovery and shorter rehabilitation times as compared to other therapies.


Tips to Good Musculoskeletal Health

Contact our clinic today for more details regarding our weight management programs, exercise, and nutrition prescriptions.


Cost of Treatments

Cost of treatments might differ due to the nature of the injuries and the different types of therapies and treatments required to help in healing. Book a consultation with our sports medicine specialist here if you think you might have sustained any musculoskeletal injuries.

Our sports medicine specialist will be able to further assess your musculoskeletal condition and help you understand the different treatment options available to keep your musculoskeletal health in tip-top condition.

A healthy musculoskeletal system is priceless. The more we take charge of our musculoskeletal health, the longer we can enjoy our days with activities we enjoy.


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Tissue Regeneration

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