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Shockwave Therapy uses powerful acoustic energy to stimulate deep tissue repair. It is applied directly to the site of injury through the client’s skin via a gel medium, creating a series of intense physical energy waves. This acoustic energy wave stimulates a healing process and breaks down dysfunctional issue. Earlier generation shockwave machines used by other centres were known to be expensive and quite uncomfortable (often needing local anesthesia before treatments). The Pain Relief Practice offers the new generation of radial shockwave therapy which is not only dramatically more affordable but also very comfortable.

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As an externally applied treatment, it is extremely comfortable and there is no down time needed, allowing immediate return to work and normal daily activities. Radiofrequency Therapy is also supported by multiple medical studies proving effective results, gaining popularity with top level athletes and patients with difficult pain problems.

Non-invasive treatments for foot pain at The Pain Relief Practice

Shockwave Therapy uses powerful acoustic energy to stimulate deep tissue repair. Its effectiveness in treating Plantar Fasciitis, have been recently studied and there is growing evidence that shockwave therapy is the best in improving the symptoms and quality of life of patients over the long-term. Shockwaves are sound waves that are generated by a machine which creates vibrations on the heel. These vibrations are then transported through the tissues. What these vibrations do is that they purposely create a wound on the heel. Do not be alarmed, this is all done in a controlled way. When this controlled injury is created, our body naturally wants to repair itself and forms new blood vessels at the heel. These vessels then help to bring substances in the blood which can help to regenerate the injured tissue as well as repair the microtears in the Plantar Fascia.

 

Not only that, these shockwaves physically alter our nerves at the heel region slightly, so we do not sense pain. Hence shockwave therapy is not just painrelieving, it aids in healing as well. This is why shockwave therapy stands out as a n effective long-term solution in comparison to ther treatment methods.

2. ACHILLES TENDINITIS

Physiology of Ankle

Achilles Tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in your body. It is a tough band of fibrous tissue that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. When calf muscles contract, like when we are walking or jumping, the Achilles tendon pulls on the heel. Basically, any movement that requires your toes to be on the ground and the heels to be lifted up, requires the work of the Achilles tendon. Yes, that means even tiptoeing! While the Achilles tendon might be strong, it is also vulnerable to injury as blood supply to the tendon is low and we place high amounts of tensions on the tendon during our daily activities.

Causes of Achilles Tendinitis

An injury to the Achilles tendon or repetitive overuse of the tendon can cause it to become irritated and inflamed or even torn, leading to Achilles Tendinitis. Exercising on inclines such as running up a slope, over-exercising or wearing improperly fitting shoes including high heels are the main causes of inflammation of the Achilles tendon.

Symptoms of Achilles Tendinitis

  • Pain, tenderness and swelling over the Achilles tendon, even when resting
  • Sometimes, clicking or cracking sounds might be heard when lifting off with the foot
  • Walking, running, jumping and any other activity that involves pushing off with the foot will be painful
  • Pressing on the Achilles tendon area is painful
  • Stiffness of the ankle region in the morning

 

Treatments

Standard advice from doctors will be to rest your foot from all activities so that your tendon has time to heal. Placing an ice bag over the tendon for 15 to 20 minutes and repeating the process four to five times a day might also give some relief. Calf stretching and strengthening exercises can also help to relax the calf muscles.

Non-invasive treatments for ankle pain at The Pain Relief Practice

1. Shockwave Therapy uses powerful acoustic energy to stimulate deep tissue repair. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Studies have shown that shockwave therapy can increase blood flow to the tendon and aid with the healing of the inflamed tendon. It is extremely safe and has been widely used around the world for certain soft tissue disorders and musculoskeletal complaints since the 1990s.

2. Radiofrequency Therapy is deemed one of the best treatment options available for chronic Achilles tendinitis. It uses energized particles to cause controlled wounding at the tendon. The body then recognises this wounding and initiates a healing response. It has recently been proven that radiofrequency therapy can also encourage the body to create more blood vessels in the treated area, hence speeding the healing process.

If you suffer from difficult pain, aches or stiffness, simply call, SMS or WhatsApp 9782 1601 to find out how Radiofrequency Therapy & Shockwave Therapy can help you feel better.

Knee Shockwave Therapy

2. Shockwave Therapy uses powerful acoustic energy to stimulate deep tissue repair. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain. It is applied directly to the site of injury through the client’s skin via a gel medium, creating a series of intense physical energy waves. This acoustic energy wave stimulates a healing process and breaks down dysfunctional tissue.

If you suffer from difficult pain, aches or stiffness, simply call, SMS or WhatsApp 9782 1601 to find out how Tecar Therapy & Shockwave Therapy can help you feel better.

Knee Radiofrequency Therapy

1. Radiofrequency Therapy is a form of non-invasive treatment that uses radio-frequency energy to help activate cell metabolism restoring its natural balance, increasing vascularisation and the internal temperature of the targeted tissues.

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    1. 1. Bones
    2. The knee is one of the most complex joints in our body. There are three main bones in a knee joint: thighbone, kneecap and shinbone.

 

    1. 2. Articular Cartilage
    2. The ends of the thighbone and shinbone as well as the back of the knee cap have a slippery substance called the articular cartilage. This articular cartilage helps the knee bones to slide smoothly across each other. Without the articular cartilage, our bones will constantly be rubbing against each other every time we straighten or bend our knee, thus increasing wear and tear on the bones.

 

    1. 3. Meniscus
    2. Between our bones, there is a rubbery padding called the meniscus, which helps to cushion and stabilise the joint. When we jump and land, the meniscus acts as a “shock absorber” between the bones so that our bones do not feel the impact entirely.

 

    1. 4. Ligaments
    2. Our knee bones are connected to each other by ligaments. There are two types of ligaments: the cruciate ligaments and the collateral ligaments. They act like strong ropes to hold the bones together. They control the sideways and back and forth movement of the knee.

 

Common Causes of Knee Pain

Many different types of diseases and injuries can cause knee pain. Tendons, ligaments, bones and other connective tissues work together to form your knee joint, the largest joint in the human body. Your knee absorbs about twice your body weight during normal walking and at least four times your body weight during sports activities. Knee pain can be due to a chronic condition or the result of a sudden abrupt joint injury. Injuries, arthritis, certain diseases and syndromes are the most common causes of knee pain.
Knee Pain from Injuries

  • Strain (Injury to muscles surrounding knee) or sprain (injury to ligaments)
  • Meniscal tears
  • Fractures
  • Dislocation
  • Chondromalacia

 

Knee Strain/Sprain

A knee sprain is an injury of the ligaments while a knee strain is an injury to the muscles surrounding the knee. A mild knee sprain usually does not affect the overall ability of the knee joint. A moderate knee sprain occurs when the ligament is partially torn and there is some mild instability of the knee when standing or walking. A severe knee sprain is when the ligament is completely torn and the knee is more unstable. The anterior cruciate ligament and the medial collateral ligament are the most commonly injured knee ligaments in sports medicine, which account for more than 50,000 hospital admissions for repair each year. When one knee ligament suffers a serious sprain, there is a good chance that other parts of the knee may also be injured. For example, because the MCL helps to protect the ACL from certain types of extreme knee forces, the ACL can become vulnerable to injury when the MCL is torn. In more than half of moderate or severe MCL sprains, the ACL also is sprained.

Meniscus Tear

The menisci can be easily injured during knee rotation while bearing weight. As the foot stays planted, knee rotation may cause partial or total tears of the menisci. With meniscal tearing, the pain is felt most often when the knee is straightened. The pain can range from mild small tears, to severe mobile fragments with swelling. Meniscal tears frequently require surgical treatment.

Fractures, Dislocation and Chondromalacia

Accidental large fractures, as well as small stress fractures, can cause knee pain. If a bone is dislocated from its normal position, pain occurs. Chondromalacia is a degenerative condition of the kneecap due to rubbing of knee cap with other bones and can cause knee cartilage damage and resultant pain. This condition is common among young, athletic individuals, but may also occur in older adults who have arthritis of the knee.

Arthritis of the Knee

A multitude of arthritis types exist as the cause of knee pain. Normal wear and tear that affects the knees of older individuals is called osteoarthritis. As cartilage wears away the pain increases. Rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation of tissues within body joints, which causes knee pain. Typically, osteoarthritis can be diagnosed using MRI or X ray which can show bone and cartilage damage as well as the presence of bone spurs. A blood test can also help distinguish which type of arthritis is affecting the knee.
Chances of arthritis increases with age. A previous injury to the meniscus or ligaments can also mean lesser shock absorbing ability for the knee and can result in more wear and tear of the knee joints. Heredity and weight gain can also lead to arthritis. Exercising and strengthening the muscles can help to relieve pain and stabilise the joint. Changes of lifestyle such as swimming or cycling instead of jogging and playing tennis can put lesser stress on the knee and relieve pain. Alternative minimally invasive therapies like Shockwave Therapy and TECAR Therapy can also help with pain relief and healing. If all other options don’t work, then surgery might be a good option.

How to know if you have Arthritis?

Symptoms of arthritis of the knee include:

  • Pain that increase when you are active and decreases after with rest
  • Swelling and feeling of warmth in the joint
  • Stiffness in the knee when you have been sitting or sleeping for a while
  • Decrease in mobility of the knee
  • Cracking, grating sound when knee moves

Shockwave Therapy(Neck Pain)

2. Shockwave Therapy uses powerful acoustic energy to stimulate deep tissue repair. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain. It is applied directly to the site of injury through the client’s skin via a gel medium, creating a series of intense physical energy waves. This acoustic energy wave stimulates a healing process and breaks down dysfunctional tissue.

If you suffer from difficult pain, aches or stiffness, simply call, SMS or WhatsApp 97821601 to find out how Radiofrequency Therapy & Shockwave Therapy can help you feel better.

Location

The Pain Relief Practice,
Shaw House

350 Orchard Road

#10-00, Shaw House

Medical Suites @ Orchard

Singapore 238868

Call for appointments

PRP @ Shaw House:

Call: 6235 1387
SMS / Whatsapp: 9782 1601

Email Address

physio@painrelief.sg

Special online rate

$90 for 1st Shockwave Therapy