Arthritis refers to a condition where there is inflammation and damage of the joints. It often causes patients to experience pain, stiffness, redness and swelling of the joints. This can severely affect a person’s ability to work, exercise, socialize, and even their ability to carry out simple daily tasks like wearing clothes.
Fortunately there are many ways to treat arthritis very effectively.
What Causes Arthritis?
There are different types of arthritis, each with different causes. The 2 most common are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is related to wear and tear of cartilage, and often associated with trauma and other joint injuries.
Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with an over active immune system which results in joint inflammation.
Gout, another relatively common type of arthritis, is associated with abnormal metabolism. This causes increased levels of uric acid in the body and uric acid deposits in the joints, resulting in inflammation and pain.
There are also less common causes of arthritis associated with infection, psoriasis, and other diseases which can also affect patients.
How Do I Know if I have Arthritis?
If you experience any of the symptoms described above, or suspect that you have arthritis, always consult a doctor for further advice. Your doctor will be able to review your symptoms and history, do a physical examination, and may also order x-rays and blood tests to determine the diagnosis.
What are the Treatment Options for Arthritis Patients in Singapore?
The treatment options for arthritis depends on its cause and may include many types of medications, joint injections, physical therapy and even surgery.
Your family doctor should be able to advise you on the recommended treatments available to properly treat your arthritis and may also refer you to a specialist for further treatments.
Why Are My Treatments Not Working?
While treatments of Arthritis can be very effective, patients may experience problems such as:
- Side effects from the strong pharmaceuticals
- Difficulty finding a suitable physiotherapist
- Being offered only standard treatment options with short term results
- Not being able to afford the time and costs of frequent and expensive treatments
Can I Use Medisave And Medical Insurance To Pay For Treatments?
As our treatments are very affordable and cost-effective, many patients choose to self pay.
For those with insurance coverage, we are happy to help support medical claims.
Medisave is another very popular option to help pay for medical treatments.
New Non-Invasive Treatment Options For Arthritis
At The Pain Relief Clinic, we adopt a biomedical targeted approach that addresses how arthritis affect you. This allows us to provide treatment strategy using medical technology in a comprehensive and cost-effective way. The aim of treatments is to improve your symptoms as well as to prevent long term deterioration and surgery. Depending on the severity of your condition, some of the useful options that can give very good results include:
- Dietary Correction
- Non-Invasive Indiba Activ Therapy which gives rapid and long term results
- Rehabilitative Electromedical Stimulation which stimulates deep tissue healing very cost effectively
If you are suffering from arthritis and your condition has not improved despite other treatments, we are able to help.
Simply call us at +65 6732 2397
or leave a message below for Dr Tan to discuss a customized non-invasive solution for you.
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The 7 Day Pain Recovery Program
Dr. Terence Tan
Pain Association of Singapore,
Singapore Medical Association
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350 Orchard Road
#10-00 Shaw House
Medical Suites @ Orchard
Singapore 238 868