Most people have back and neck pain from time to time. Some people have ongoing pain that affect their daily activities. Find out how our spine specialist can treat, manage, and avoid back and neck pain.

Medical Tests for Back & Neck Pain

Back & Neck Pain Specialist

Dr Mathew Tung Neurosurgeon

Dr Mathew Tung

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Knee shots, or injections, can help you cope with the pain in the knee and hopefully enable you to be more active.

Which Injections are Used for Knee Pain?

The most common injection for knee pain is a steroid shot. It’s also called a cortisone or corticosteroid shot. The steroid shot can help to reduce the inflammation.

Steroid shots can give quick pain relief.

Another kind of shot is a hyaluronic acid injection.

PRP (platelet-rich plasma)

PRP is the third injection option. It primarily uses the healing power of your platelets to improve the health of the existing articular cartilage. The blood has got three types of cells, part of these cells responsible for healing are the platelets. We spin the blood in a machine which separates the platelet-rich plasma, and then it is injected into the joint. This type of treatment is actually using the biological power of the body to heal the body.

What are the Side Effects of Shots for Knee Pain?

A common side effect of injections is pain and swelling the first day or two after the shot. It may help to apply ice at home for 15 to 20 minutes.

Injecting anything into a joint or tendon has a very small risk of harm.

Knee Specialist

Dr Kevin Yip Orthopaedic Surgeon Gleneagles Singapore

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Pain on the Big Toe

There are lots of causes of toe pain. See a doctor if the pain does not improve.

Causes of Toe Pain

Big toe pain could be an issue of poor circulation or nerve damage. Both can be from another medical condition, such as diabetes, peripheral neuropathy.

Below are the list of big toe problem:

  • Pain, swelling, red or bruised toe, hurts to walk – BROKEN TOE
  • Hard bony lump near the big toe – BUNION
  • Pain in the ball of the foot specifically under the big toe joint – SESAMOIDITIS

Do not worry if you’re not sure what the problem is. See a doctor if the pain does not get better.

Dr Kevin Yip Orthopaedic Surgeon Gleneagles Singapore

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The knee is the largest joint in the body. Some people are more likely to develop knee problems than others.

Learn & Explore Your Knee Pain

The location of your knee pain can help diagnose what condition you may have.

Front Knee Pain

Pain Behind the Knee

Inner (Medial) Knee Pain

Lateral (Outer) Knee Pain

Diagnostic Knee Arthroscopy

Knee Specialist

Dr Kevin Yip Orthopaedic Surgeon Gleneagles Singapore

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Dr Mathew Tung Neurosurgeon

Dr Mathew Tung, Neurosurgeon

MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Surgical Neurology UK), FAMS

Dr. Mathew Tung is a specialist in the management of acute and chronic neck pain.

Dr. Mathew Tung’s neck pain clinic in Singapore specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic neck pain. He provides non-invasive and effective treatment to patients throughout Singapore.

What Causes Neck Pain?

Many people suffer with acute or chronic neck pain. A modern lifestyle where too much time is spent in poor posture, using tablet, or smartphone is one of the most common causes of neck pain. This poor posture leads to misalignment and subluxation throughout the spine, which causes not only neck pain but often radiant pain throughout the body including the shoulders and arms.

Whiplash and other injuries sustained in car accidents are another major cause to the development of neck pain.

Osteoarthritis, degenerative diseases, and abnormalities in the bones and joints can also contribute to neck pain. 

Patients should seek immediate medical attention if their neck pain is accompanied by shooting pain, numbness, or loss of strength in arms or hands.

How is neck pain diagnosed?

Dr. Tung performs comprehensive manual examinations of the neck and spine. He takes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing so will also ask questions about the patient’s lifestyle, general health, and any possible accidents or activities that could contribute to the neck pain. 

In many cases, Dr. Tung finds that the patient is suffering from “text neck” which is an unnatural forward positioning of the cervical spine. This forward position leads to misalignment and nerve compression. 

If a patient has been in an accident, he or she should seek assessment and care as soon as possible, even if there are no symptoms. Often the adrenaline surge following an accident masks any painful symptoms for several days. Dr. Tung will be able to diagnose any issues even if there isn’t any pain.

How does Dr. Mathew Tung treats neck pain?

Dr. Tung provides his patients with expert pain control methods:

  • Physical Methods: Physiotherapy.
  • Oral Medication: To reduce inflammation to the neck area.
  • Steroid injection that helps with reducing the inflammation.

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