Singapore Sports & Orthopaedic Clinic

Specialises in Sports Injuries, Adult and Children Orthopaedics

Month: February 2010

Trigger Finger and Thumb

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WHAT IS TRIGGER FINGER AND THUMB? Trigger finger is a common disorder of the hand which causes painful snapping or locking of the fingers or thumb. WHAT ARE THE CAUSES? The exact cause of trigger finger or thumb is not readily evident. In many cases, the condition may be the result of repetitive strain of […]

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Osteoarthritis of the Fingers and Thumb

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WHAT IS OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE FINGERS AND THUMB? Osteoarthritis of the fingers and thumb is characterized as chronic and often disabling pain and stiffness of one or more joints. Most people who are affected by osteoarthritis of the fingers and thumb are middle-aged or older. HOW IS OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE FINGERS AND THUMB DIAGNOSED? A […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME? Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. This results in pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm. HOW IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME DIAGNOSED? A physical examination help determine […]

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Shoulder Pain Due to Rotator Cuff Injury

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WHAT IS SHOULDER PAIN DUE TO ROTATOR CUFF INJURY? Rotator cuff injury is the damage to the rotator cuff. This condition is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. HOW IS SHOULDER PAIN DUE TO ROTATOR CUFF INJURY DIAGNOSED? Diagnosis is done through understanding the patient’s history of activities and symptoms of pain […]

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Shoulder Pain Due to Frozen Shoulder

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WHAT IS SHOULDER PAIN DUE TO FROZEN SHOULDER? Frozen shoulder is a disorder where the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder becomes inflamed and stiff and abnormal bands of tissue form restricting motion and causing chronic pain. HOW IS IT DIAGNOSED? The joint becomes so tight and stiff that it is nearly […]

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