Knee Pain Clinic in Singapore
As we aged, we will experience some amount of knee joint pain and some even have swelling over prolonged walking. Particularly descending steps may be challenging to many elderly, our knee joints started to wear and tear decreasing the smooth surface of the cartilage over the years, this is also known as Osteoarthritis (OA).
“Use it or Lose it” is a common sign of sedentary individual who sit too long whether over the work station, physically inactive or couch potato, somehow have higher risks of degenerative knee joint pain.
There are many options to avoid knee pain surgery or total knee replacement (TKA) intervention:
If the knee pain is simply due to body weight bearing, start to balance your diet and do exercise low to moderate intensity exercise like 150 to 180 mins of walking in a week. To avoid any stress and strain on the knee simply do sit and stand exercise to strengthen the thigh muscle. Gradually increase the exercises intensity to 10mins walk and 5mins light jog for 200-300mins over a week.
SHOCK WAVE THERAPY INTERVENTION
One of the most advance clinical, non-invasive intervention to help the patient to reduce knee joint inflammation and pain. Improves muscle imbalance and circulation to the joint. It also loosen scarred tissue from chronic muscular conditions/injuries.
A state of the art technology that help most of our patients to rehabilitate, strengthen muscles and lose weight in a short time frame. It can reduce body weight up to 90 percent during walking or running inside the machine to avoid any knee stress, strain or pain. It increases heart rates for more calories burn and lose body weight effectively, safe and fast. It corrects the gait movement/pattern while walking and running.
SURGERY CAN BE AVOIDED
Knee arthroplasty or total knee replacement (TKA) is the last option for any knee osteoarthritis. We helped many of our patients recovered from OA and other knee pain conditions.
TKA is both invasive and expensive there are many risks and adversities. One of the common adversity is leg length discrepancy that may hurt other parts of our body joints. Other risks are nerve and artery damage, heart attack, stroke, blood clots etc.
Patients who are elderly and have heart conditions should consult the cardiologist for further evaluation for the procedures.
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