Coreflex Injections In Singapore
Dr Chiam Tut Fu
MSS (Sports Medicine) (USA)
MMed (OM) (Singapore)
Introduction to Coreflex injections
Our clinic offers Coreflex injections which help stimulate healing, reduce inflammation, and enhance joint functionality. It offers an alternative to invasive procedures or prolonged medication use, making them a viable option for conditions including osteoarthritis, tendonitis, sports injuries, and chronic musculoskeletal pain.
What are Coreflex Injections?
A non-surgical treatment to alleviate pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal conditions. They contain a corticosteroid, an anti-inflammatory agent, along with a local anaesthetic to provide immediate relief. Delivered directly into the affected joint or tissue, they offer focused therapy for a range of conditions.
Conditions treated with Coreflex Injections
Provides targeted relief for patients suffering from various musculoskeletal disorders.
Arthritis is characterized by inflammation of the joints, leading to discomfort and restricted movement.
Bursitis refers to the inflammation of the bursae, small fluid-filled sacs that act as cushions for the joints, leading to pain and swelling.
Tendinitis is a condition marked by the inflammation or irritation of tendons, the fibrous cords attaching muscles to bones, resulting in joint pain.
Joint pain refers to discomfort, aches, and soreness in any of the body's joints, often resulting from conditions such as arthritis, bursitis, or injuries.
Ligament tears are injuries involving the tearing of the ligaments, the fibrous tissues connecting bones in a joint, often resulting from sports-related activities.
Runner's knee, or patellofemoral pain syndrome, is a condition causing pain around the kneecap, commonly affecting individuals involved in running or jumping sports.
Tennis elbow is a condition resulting from overuse of the arm, forearm, and hand muscles, leading to pain in the elbow, often seen in racquet sports players.
Golfer's elbow, similar to tennis elbow, is a condition where pain is primarily experienced on the inner side of the elbow, commonly seen in golfers or individuals involved in repetitive hand or wrist motion.
Also known as cervical spondylosis, it's an age-related condition that affects the joints and discs in your neck. It's caused by wear and tear of the cartilage and bones in the cervical spine.
An injury that occurs when you roll, twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. This can stretch or tear the tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that help hold your ankle bones together.
Tendon injuries can occur in any tendon in the body and are characterized by irritation, inflammation, or tearing of the tendon.
Small cracks in a bone that occur over time due to repetitive force, often from overuse — such as repeatedly jumping up and down or running long distances.
Muscle Sprains & Tears
Muscle sprains and tears are injuries where a muscle or its attaching tendons are stretched or torn, often resulting from a fall, twist, or blow to the body.
The Coreflex Injection Procedure
The procedure is a brief, outpatient procedure, typically performed under image guidance for precision. Our specialist will clean and numb the area before inserting a thin needle into the targeted site to deliver the medication. The entire process is usually completed within a few minutes.
Benefits & Effectiveness of Coreflex Injections
The focused delivery of Coreflex injections brings a host of benefits to patients grappling with musculoskeletal pain:
- Targeted Pain Relief: As the injection is administered directly into the affected area, it offers focused relief from pain.
- Reduced Inflammation: The corticosteroid component helps reduce inflammation, alleviating discomfort and improving joint function.
- Minimal Downtime: The procedure is quick and requires little to no recovery time, allowing patients to resume their normal activities promptly.
- Alternative to Surgery: For some patients, Coreflex injections can delay or even eliminate the need for more invasive procedures.
Dr Chiam Tut Fu
MSS (Sports Medicine) (USA)
MMed (OM) (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.
- Non-surgical treatment of sports injuries
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Frequently Asked Questions
How is Coreflex different from using pain killers to manage pain?
Coreflex injections combine a corticosteroid, an anti-inflammatory agent, with a local anesthetic to deliver prompt pain relief. By targeting the affected muscles, tendons, and joints, Coreflex injections effectively reduce muscle spasms, inflammation, and promote healing, resulting in profound pain relief for the affected area.
How quickly can I expect to see results after a Coreflex injection?
The timeframe can vary, but patients generally begin to experience pain relief within one to two weeks following the procedure.
Are there any restrictions on activity after a Coreflex injection?
There are usually no stringent restrictions following the procedure. However, it’s recommended to avoid strenuous activity for a day or two after the injection.
Are there any risks and complications for Coreflex injections?
Like all medical procedures, Coreflex injections carry minimal risks and potential complications.
- Infection: Though rare, infections can occur at the injection site.
- Bleeding or Bruising: Minor bleeding or bruising may occur where the needle was inserted.
- Allergic Reaction: Some individuals may have an allergic reaction to the medication used.
- Temporary Increase in Pain: Some patients may experience a temporary increase in pain following the injection, which
generally subsides within a few days.