An Injury from Doing Bench Presses | Pectoralis Major Muscle Tear

A 20 year old man was doing bench presses when he felt a painful pop in his left shoulder.   He had immediate pain in his left axilla (arm pit) and could not support the 115kg weights. His coach was able to assist him when the accident happened. He was seen at the Emergency Department … Continue reading

Persistent and Vague Shoulder Pain – Consider Posterior Inferior Labral Tear

Persistent and Vague Shoulder Pain – Consider Posterior Inferior Labral Tear   Case Example A 30 year old man presented with increasing deep seated shoulder pain for the past 1 year. It was attributed to a work accident where his left shoulder was forcefully pusshed backward while supporting against a heavy container. He did not … Continue reading

SLAP Tear Causing Shoulder Pain | Diagnosis & Treatment

A SLAP tear is a cause of shoulder pain. The the long head of your biceps tendon goes inside the shoulder joint and  joins with the glenoid labrum (shoulder cartilage) in the top of the shoulder. A SLAP tear refers to a tear or avulsion of this attachment of the long head of biceps tendon’s … Continue reading

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection for Musculoskeletal Injuries

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative treatment that uses the body’s own cells to relieve pain and promote accelerated, long-lasting healing of certain musculoskeletal conditions. Type of Injuries where PRP Can Help Although PRP therapy has been used safely in dentistry for over twenty years, recent advancements have revolutionized the … Continue reading

Sudden Severe Shoulder Pain – Think of Shoulder Calcific Tendonitis

Every now and then I will see a patient who suddenly develops severe shoulder pain almost out of the blue and they have difficulties lifting up the painful shoulder. One possible diagnosis to keep in mind is that of calcium crystal deposition into the tendons of the shoulder.  We doctors call it “Calcific tendonitis of … Continue reading

All About Frozen Shoulder | Frozen Shoulder Treatment | Singapore

What is frozen shoulder? It is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms begin gradually, worsen over time and then resolve, usually within a two-year period. Why is it called frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder refers to a shoulder that has become “frozen stiff” due to inflammation inside the … Continue reading

Painful Shoulder – Impingement Syndrome?

There are a few common causes of a painful shoulder.  They include: Shoulder impingement syndrome. Shoulder rotator cuff tear. Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). In this post, I will talk about shoulder impingement syndrome. What is Shoulder Impingement Syndrome? There is a small space between the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) and the acromion (a … Continue reading

Acromio-clavicular Joint Injuries

The acromio-clavicular joint is situated above the shoulder joint and is where the outer end of the collar bone meets with the bone of the  shoulder blade.     Acromio-clavicular joint injuries tend to occur in contact sports such as rugby and football as well as fall from bicycle or motorcycle.  The usual mechanism of injury is … Continue reading

A Chance in a Lifetime to Help an Olympic Medalist

Ivan Aleksandrovich Skobrev (Russian: Иван Александрович Скобрев) (born February 8, 1983 in Khabarovsk) is a Russian speed skater who specialises in allround. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he won the bronze medal in the 5,000 meters as well as the silver medal in the 10,000 meters.   Winter olympic speed skater Ivan Skobrev … Continue reading

Shoulder Dislocation

The shoulder joint is the most commonly dislocated joint in the body. This is because of lack of bony stability.  Some fast facts about shoulder dislocation:  50% of all dislocations 95% of all shoulder dislocations come out anteriorly 85% caused by trauma recur i.e. will dislocate again Following a traumatic shoulder anterior dislocation, certain pathologies … Continue reading