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Looking for a Specialist to relieve your Elbow Pain?

Consult our Doctors @ Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic!

What type of Elbow Pain are you experiencing?

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

  • Pain, tingling and numbness in the small and ring fingers
  • Weakness of the muscles in the hand

Cubital tunnel syndrome — also known as ulnar nerve neuritis— is caused by increased pressure on the ulnar nerve, which passes close to the skin’s surface in the area of the elbow commonly known as the “funny bone.

Tennis Elbow

  • Pain when you grip something, for example holding a pen or shaking someone’s hand
  • Pain when you twist your forearm, for example turning a door handle
  • Pain when you use your keyboard or mouse
    fully lengthen (extend) your arm

Tennis elbow is characterized by soreness or pain on the outside of the upper arm near the elbow. There may be a partial tear of the tendon fibers which joins the muscle to bone near their point of origin on the outside of the elbow.

Golfer's Elbow

  • Pain on the bony bit on the inside of the elbow.
  • Weakness in the wrist.
    Pain on the inside of the elbow when you grip something hard.
  • Pain when wrist flexion (bending the wrist palm downwards) is resisted.
  • Pain on resisted wrist pronation – rotating inwards (thumb downwards).

Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is similar to its counterpart, tennis elbow. The primary differences between these conditions are the location of the pain and the activity that leads to injury.

How Doctors know your medical condition?

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X-rays

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and examine you. He or she may also ask you about your medical history.

When your doctor examines your hand, he or she will feel the affected finger to see if there is tenderness or a nodule in your palm at the base of your affected finger. Your doctor may ask you to bend and straighten your fingers while he or she feels the palm of your hand, as this is where the catching of the tendon happens.

If your doctor is unable to diagnose trigger finger by examining you, he or she may refer you to have an ultrasound scan.

If your doctor suspects that you have trigger finger, he or she may refer you to a specialist hand surgeon to confirm your diagnosis.

Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic

We treat and teach you about lifestyle changes to help you manage your pain effectively.

What Doctors do to relieve your elbow pain?

Therapy

In the case of Tennis Elbow, the key to nonsurgical treatment is to keep the collagen from breaking down further. The goal is to help the tendon heal.

Shockwave therapy is a newer form of nonsurgical treatment. It uses a machine to generate shock wave pulses to the sore area. This is to help generate the healing process of the tendon.

Surgery intervention will be the last resort if  conservative treatments fail.

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Anti-inflammation Medication / Self Treatments

  • Medicines and Anti-inflammatory injection for mild cases
  • If the problem is caused by acute inflammation, anti-inflammatory medications  may give you some relief. If inflammation doesn’t go away, our specialist may inject the elbow with anti-inflammatory medication.
  • Splinting the elbow, especially at night
  • Padding the elbow for work activities

Surgery

Sometimes nonsurgical treatment fails to stop the pain or help patients regain use of the elbow. In these cases, surgery may be necessary.

Tendon Debridement

When problems are caused by tendinosis, surgeons may choose to take out (debride) only the affected tissues within the tendon. In these cases, the surgeon cleans up the tendon, removing only the damaged tissue.

Tendon Release

A commonly used surgery for tennis elbow is called a lateral epicondyle release. This surgery takes tension off the extensor tendon. The surgeon begins by making an incision along the arm over the lateral epicondyle. Soft tissues are gently moved aside so the surgeon can see the point where the extensor tendon attached on the lateral epicondyle.

Why Choose Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic for Elbow Pain?

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Dr. Ambrose Yung

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (HK), MRCS (EDIN), MMed (ORTHO), FRCS (ORTHO) 

Special interest in Sports Medicines, Osteoarthritis, Fracture, Partial & Total Joint Replacement, Minimal Invasive Trauma Surgery, Arthroscopy, Common Orthopaedic Problems for Adult & Children

Dr. Ambrose Yung is a specialist orthopaedic consultant with experience in hip fracture surgery, partial knee replacement, complex primary total knee replacement, revision knee replacement, minimal invasive knee and shoulder sports surgery, foot and ankle pain, elbow pain / bursitis, fractures, common orthopaedic problems for Adult and Children.

Dr Mathew

Dr. Mathew Tung

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (SG), FRCS (GLASG), FRCS (NEUROL), FAMS 

Special interest in treating Back Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Disorder, Headache, Brain, Tumour, Osteoporosis, Stroke, Sweaty Palm

Dr. Mathew Tung is a spinal specialist neurosurgeon who specialises in treating disorders of the brain and spine with special interest in in back pain and neck pain, nerve pain and headache. He believes that neurosurgery should always consider the non-invasive options before open surgery to attain minimum morbidity and a fast return to optimum function.

Dr Chee

Dr. Chee Khin Ghee

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (SG), MRCS (EDIN), MMED (SX), FAMS 

Special interest in Microsurgery of Hand and Wrist – for Adult and Children

Dr. Chee Khin Ghee is a Specialist Hand Surgeon specialising in hand & wrist injuries, arthritis, tumours, wrist arthroscopy, hand joint replacement and soft tissue reconstruction microsurgery. In addition to common bony, soft tissue and nerve conditions of the upper limb, Dr. Chee’s sub-specialty and interest are in Hand and Wrist arthroplasty and arthroscopy which include joint replacement and reconstruction.

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Dr. Kevin Yip

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (UK), FRCS (EDIN), FAM (SG), FHKCOS (ORTHO)

Special interest in Knee and Shoulder Pain, Injuries, Fracture, Common Orthopaedic Problems, Arthroscopy Surgery for Adult & Children

Dr. Kevin Yip is a senior orthopaedic surgeon and a professor who specialises in orthopaedic trauma surgery. He has published close to 100 research articles. When Dr. Kevin Yip sees you, he will take a detail history and will then examine you. He uses various methods to diagnose your condition. He will then take you through the results by showing you pictures, on screen, of your tendon, ligaments,nerve or bone and will discuss your treatment options.

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