Non-surgical Pain Relief Solutions For Knee Arthritis

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MBBS (Singapore)

MMed (Occupational Medicine)

GD (Occupational Medicine)

MSS (Sports Medicine)


  • MOH-Accredited sports medicine physician with 30+ years of experience treating knee arthritis.
  • Get an accurate diagnosis, and a second opinion & avoid surgery.
  • Regain active living with a personalised treatment plan.

What Is Knee Arthritis?

Knee Arthritis is a degenerative condition characterised by inflammation and deterioration of the knee joint. The knee, a hinge joint, is where the thigh bone (femur) meets the shinbone (tibia).

It plays a crucial role in movement, particularly in actions such as walking, running, and jumping. When arthritis occurs in the knee, these movements can become painful and challenging.

Why Did Previous Treatments Not Fix My Condition?

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    Previous Diagnosis Was Not Accurate

    Your previous diagnosis may not have been accurate and have left out certain crucial details. Further investigation through imaging scans from a knee arthritis specialist can provide an accurate diagnosis.

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    Treatment Was Not Targeting Underlying Factors Of The Condition

    In some cases, the previous treatment prescribed may only have taken into account the inflammatory component of the patient's condition, and did not consider the underlying wear and tear.

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    Limited Treatment Options Available

    The previous specialist or GP that you consulted may have had limited medication or treatment options available, and did not have the most suitable treatment option for your condition.

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    Recommended Treatment Option Was Not Practical

    In some cases, the previous recommended treatment plan was too much of a financial burden for the patient and also required a long term commitment.

Non-surgical Pain Relief
Solutions For Knee Arthritis

Benefits & Recovery
Coreflex Injections

An injection that alleviates pain and inflammation. Little to no recovery time. Patients may resume their normal activities promptly.

HA Acid Injections (Viscosupplementation)

Results usually last for 2 - 3 months. In some cases, the relief can last for 6 - 12 months.

(Indiba) Radio-Frequency Therapy

Uses radio-frequency (RF) energy to help repair body tissues and manage pain. It operates at a specific frequency to encourage cells to work better and enhance healing. Can quickly relieve these symptoms, usually within 1-3 days.

Low Level Laser Therapy

Uses low-level light to reduce inflammation, and promote wound healing. Does not cause your tissues to heat up. Painless, Quick, Effective, and No downtime. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately after an LLLT session.

Explore Lasting Pain Relief For Your Knee Arthritis

Consult our knee arthritis specialist today for a personalised treatment plan.

What To Expect During Your 1st Consultation

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    Avoid Ineffective Long Term Treatments

    Get a clear understanding of why previous treatments may not have worked, and why alternative long term treatments may be ineffective. Consult our knee arthritis specialist today to learn more.

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    Get A Second Opinion & Avoid Surgery

    Your condition may not require surgical intervention. Avoid surgery and unnecessary risks.

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    Comprehensive Understanding Of Your Condition

    Learn the potential causes behind your condition, and prevention strategies you can implement in the future.

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    Explore Non-surgical Treatments Targeting Pain Relief

    Depending on the severity of your condition, certain treatments may be able to bring you pain relief right after treatment. Consult our knee arthritis specialist today for a consultation.


When Should You See A Knee Arthritis Specialist?

  • Pain and stiffness in the knee: This is often the first sign of arthritis. The pain tends to be worse in the morning or after a period of inactivity.
  • Swelling around the knee joint: Can occur due to inflammation or because of extra fluid in the joint.
  • Difficulty in knee mobility: Bending and straightening the knee can become challenging as arthritis progresses.
  • Pain that worsens with activity: Activities that put pressure on the joint, such as walking or climbing stairs, can exacerbate the pain.
Are Your Symptoms Or Injury Affecting Your Quality Of Life?

Get A Second Opinion & Avoid Surgery

Your Journey To Recovery

Your Journey
Working With Dr Chiam
Waiting Time Before Initial Consultation

Dr Chiam Tut Fu takes same day appointments at our clinic located in Paragon Medical Centre.

Consultation & Diagnosis

Dr Chiam will conduct a comprehensive diagnosis of your condition and determine the most suitable non-surgical treatment plan for you.

Length Of Treatment Session

Based on your recommended treatment plan, a treatment session may take 10 minutes or up to 1 hour.

Downtime & Recovery

Depending on the severity of your condition, most patients can experience a reduction in symptoms after treatment and return to normal activities immediately.


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MBBS (Singapore)

MSS (Sports Medicine) (USA)

MMed (OM) (Singapore)

GDOM (Singapore)

DWD (Singapore)

Dr Chiam is a MOH accredited Specialist in Sports Medicine and has practised medicine for over 30 years.

Dr Chiam Tut Fu obtained his MBBS from National University of Singapore in 1990. He went on to obtain his Masters in Sports Science (Sports Medicine) from the United States Sports Academy, graduating as the year’s outstanding student, and Masters of Medicine (Occupational Medicine) from the National University of Singapore.

Key Interests:
  • Non-surgical treatment of sports injuries
  • Non-surgical treatment of degenerative conditions
  • Nutraceuticals for healthy ageing and exercise performance

Need Advice On Your Condition?

Do you have an enquiry about your sports injury or body joint condition? Please leave us a message and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859

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    290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859