Sports Medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Orthopaedics, which is the specialised field of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, naturally complements the practice of Sports Medicine.
There are many causes of injuries to one’s musculoskeletal system made up of bones, muscles, joints and ligaments. They include poor posture, high-impact sports and age-related degeneration. Most orthopaedic conditions to not require surgery or for which surgery is not indicated. In recent years, there has been a rise in minimally or non-invasive treatment modalities that can help to relive pain, accelerate healing and prevent recurrences without much trauma and scarring. Located at Novena Medical Center, Thomson Musculoskeletal Clinic prides itself on expertise and technology to champion the conservative management of musculoskeletal conditions, whether sports or age related. Our specialist in Sports Medicine has vast experience in the application of treatment modalities including:
– Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
Proven to be effective in the treatment of tendon or ligamentous conditions like chronic patellar or hamstring tendinopathies common in runners, cyclists or anyone who runs or jumps a lot. Also a good form of pain relief for people with join
cartilage wear or arthritis.
– Shock Wave Therapy
Widely used in musculoskeletal conditions ranging from tendon problems to chronic muscle aches. A non-invasive procedure that accelerates healing and tissue regeneration.
– Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
Shown to have pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effects that accelerate tissue healing. A non-invasive procedure which is particular useful for patients who are unable to tolerate pain or other forms of medication.