Treatment for Knee Pain / Patellar Tendinitis

Knee joints play an important role in supporting weight, standing, walking and running. The main function of the knee joint is to bend, stretch and support the body along the ankle and waist. The knee is composed of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone), and patella. These bones are covered with tissues such as ligaments, muscles, and joints.

The contact area between the femur and tibia is covered with cartilage, and the meniscus in the gap between the femur and tibia serves to reduce the burden on the knee.

The most common causes of knee pain are related to aging, injury or repeated stress on the knee. Common knee problems include sprained or strained ligaments, cartilage tears, tendonitis and arthritis.

Patellar tendinitis is an injury to the tendon that connects the patella to the tibia. The patellar tendon works in conjunction with the muscles in the front of the thigh to extend the knee and allow it to kick, run and jump.

Patella tendonitis, also known as jumper knees, is more likely to be common among people who play frequent jumping sports such as basketball and volleyball. However, patellar tendonitis can also occur in people who do not play sports.

Musculoskeletal problems - Chiropractic Pain Management

Pain is the first symptom of patellar tendonitis and usually occurs between the patella and where the tendons attach to the tibia. Initially, knee pain may occur only immediately after strenuous exercise. Over time, the pain worsens, and ultimately it interferes with everyday activities such as climbing stairs and standing up from a chair.

Patellar tendonitis is a common overuse injury caused by repeated stress on the patellar tendon. Stress causes a small wound in the tendon, which the body tries to repair. However, as more stress and trauma to the tendons occurs, inflammation causes pain and tendon weakness.


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Shockwave Therapy

Safe and effective treatment of patellar tendinitis is shockwave therapy. Shockwave therapy accelerates collagen metabolism in the body and enhances blood circulation, promoting regeneration and repair processes of damaged tissues of bones and tendons.

Shockwave therapy should make a significant contribution to reducing the pain and improving the function of your Patellar tendonitis.


Professional Chiropractic Equipment

Super Inductive System

The technology is based on high-intensity electromagnetic field, which positively influences the human tissue. Therapeutic effects include pain relief, fracture healing, myorelaxation, myostimulation and joint mobilization.


Chiropractic Traction Therapy

Traction Therapy applies mechanical forces over the spine to relieve chronic back pain.


DMS Professional Deep Muscle Stimulator Massager

DMS provides deep muscle tissue with kinetic forms of percussion and concussion vibration, which in turn facilitates the patient or athlete with the benefits of:

  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced pain
  • Faster rehabilitation from injury
  • Increased lymphatic flow
  • Breaks up muscular scar tissue
  • Reduced lactic acid build up
  • Tissue Regeneration
  • Soft & Active tissue release

Oceanus Shockwave Therapy

Effective non-invasive treatment of musculoskeletal pain and injuries, utilizing the power of acoustic pressure waves to stimulate and accelerate the body's natural healing process for:

* Physiotherapy
* Rehabilitation
* Orthopedics
* Sports medicine

ArthroStim Instrument

The ArthroStim instrument is a chiropractic adjustment instrument that is reported to be as good and often better at relieving pain than manual adjustments.

The ArthroStim is capable of applying pressure ranging from a few ounces up to 40 pounds of force to a very targeted point on the body.


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Flu Subsidy Scheme eligible for Singaporeans & PRs (Pay subsidized rate of $10 for Consultation and Treatment) & Merdeka Generation /Pioneer Generation seniors (Pay subsidized $5) for patients with Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs).

Non-invasive Chiropractic Treatment during Pregnancy

Sciatica refers to back pain caused by a problem with the sciatic nerve. This is a large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. When something injures or puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, it can cause pain in the lower back that spreads to the hip, buttocks, and leg.

Chiropractic treatment is an effective non-invasive non-pharmacological way to alleviate such pain.


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Chiropractic Pain Management

Chiropractic Treatment

Non-invasive, Non-pharmacological Pain Management, Treatment for Radiculopathies (Nerve pain), Decreases Disease, Illness, Pains & Aches

Spinal Manipulation - Joints Issues

Shoulder – Frozen Shoulder/ Rotator Cuff Tear/ Impingement Syndrome, Elbow – Tennis Elbow/ Golf Elbow, Hip / Knee – Anterior Knee Pain/ Runner’s Knee/ Meniscus Injury/ Ligament Injury

Pain Management - Migraines & Headaches

Headaches/ Migraine/ Facial Palsy

Pain Management - Neck Pain

Neckaches/ Spondylosis/ Wry Neck/ Whiplash

Pain Management - Sports Injuries / Rib Issues

Athletic injuries - Tennis/Golfers Elbow(pain on the outside or inside of your elbow), Patella tendonitis/tendonosis (Jumpers Knee)

Pain Management - Ankle & Foot issues

Plantar Fasciitis/ Heel Pain/ Metatarsalgia

Pain Management - TMJ / Carpal Tunnel Issues

Pain Management - Back & Shoulder Pain

Back Strain/ Slipped Disc/ Scoliosis/ Sciatica/ Spondylosis/ Spondylolisthesis/ Spondylolysis, Shoulder impingement/Frozen shoulder

Better Posture & Movement

Posture issue – Scoliosis, Ligament – Sprains/ ACL Laxity/ Ankle Sprain, Muscle – Strains/ ITB Tightness/ Hamstring Tear Tendons – Tendonitis/ Repetitive Strain Injury/ Tendinopathy

Increased Wellness & Quality of Life

Joint Pain – Arthritis/ Cartilage Wear & Tear/ Osteoarthritis, Patellofemoral Knee pain (or pain at the front of the knee)

Improving Breathing / Sleep / Energy

Better Health, Happiness & Well-being Stress Management, Increased circulation, Reduced pain, Faster rehabilitation from injury, Increased lymphatic flow, Breaks up muscular scar tissue, Reduced lactic acid build up, Tissue Regeneration, Soft & Active tissue release

Fibromyalgia / Vertigo Management

Decrease anxiety, depression & prescription drug use

Post Operation/ Hospitalization

Improved Immune system & Strength Better life & Mobility

Obesity – Exercise & Meal Planning

Professional Chiropractic Equipment

DMS Professional Deep Muscle Stimulator Massager, Oceanus Shockwave Therapy - Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, Orthopedics & Sports medicine

Non-invasive Chiropractic Treatment during Pregnancy

Effective Non-pharmacological way to alleviate pain from Sciatica. When something injures or puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, it can cause pain in the lower back that spreads to the hip, buttocks, and leg.


Up to $400 per Medisave Account per year can be used for Vaccinations under the National Adult & Childhood Immunisation Schedule - Influenza, Pneumococcal (PCV13/PPSV), Human Papillomavirus (HPV2/HPV4), Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (Tdap), Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) and Chickenpox (Varicella).

Part of MOH's Swab & Go Home programme. Our clinic can carry out the COVID-19 Swab test for anyone who meets the MOH medical criteria. All individuals aged 13 and above, diagnosed with ARI will be COVID Swab-tested. Cost of Swab test to be borne by Ministry of Health Singapore.

Part of the National Influenza Sentinel Surveillance programme with MOH. If you have a fever of > 38 degrees with a cough, our clinic is able to test for COVID-19. For children below 12 years old with clinical diagnosis of HFMD (eg fever, oral ulcers, rash), our clinic can test for Hand Foot & Mouth Disease (The tests are for surveillance purposes only).


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The information provided in this website is for knowledge purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice.

Should you encounter any medical problem that you are unsure of, always consult your doctor or health care provider for assistance and medical advice.

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Please contact us at Tel: 6694 1661 to make an appointment.

OUR MEDICAL TEAM

Dr Don Lau – Medical Director

MBBS (Monash), B Med Sc (Hons) (Monash), Dip Pract Derm (Wales, UK)

Fujiwara Takanori

- Doctor of Chiropractic

The Chiropractic Association Singapore, Japan Chiropractic Register, American Chiropractic Association, California Chiropractic Association

Physiotherapy-trained NBCE The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Medical Conditions Treatable with Chiropractic:  

  • Head & Neck – Neckaches/ Spondylosis/ Wry Neck/ Whiplash/ Headaches/ Migraine/ Facial Palsy
  • Back – Back Strain/ Slipped Disc/ Scoliosis/ Sciatica/ Spondylosis/ Spondylolisthesis/ Spondylolysis
  • Shoulder – Frozen Shoulder/ Rotator Cuff Tear/ Impingement Syndrome
  • Elbow – Tennis Elbow/ Golf Elbow
  • Hip / Knee – Anterior Knee Pain/ Runner’s Knee/ Meniscus Injury/ Ligament Injury
  • Foot – Plantar Fasciitis/ Heel Pain/ Metatarsalgia
  • Joint – Arthritis/ Cartilage Wear & Tear/ Osteoarthritis
  • Ligament – Sprains/ ACL Laxity/ Ankle Sprain
  • Muscle – Strains/ ITB Tightness/ Hamstring Tear
  • Tendons – Tendonitis/ Repetitive Strain Injury/ Tendinopathy
  • Sports Injuries
  • Obesity – Exercise & Meal Planning 
  • Post Operation/ Hospitalization
  • Fibromyalgia

Dr Lee Sao Bing – Opthalmologist (in-house Specialist)

MBBS, MMed(Ophth), FRCSEd(Ophth), MD, FAMS

Dr Pang Yoke Teen – ENT (Visiting Consultant)

FRCS (ORL), FRCS(EDIN), (FRCSGLASG), FAMS, MBBS

MD International Medical Centre

Medical Services

Minor Surgical Procedures :

·       Injection for Supraspinatus or Bicipital Tendonitis / Epicondylitis / Trigger finger / Plantar Fasciitis

·       Tendon Sheath Injection

·       Excision of small Skin tumours / Lipomas / Nail bed / Ear lobe cysts / Meibomian cyst

·       Removal of Skin sutures / Skin tags / Sebaceous cysts / Various foreign bodies / Corneal foreign body

·       Liquid Nitrogen Therapy

·       Treatment of Plantar Warts / Calluses / Corns / Ganglions

·       Splinters under nails

·       Olecranon and Pre-patellar Bursitis

·       Ear syringing

·       Embedded earring stud

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