- Promotions - Sports Injury Offer
Promotions - Sports Injury Offer
Singaporeans have recently become increasingly involved in fitness and sports activities. This is partly due to the pandemic, where many Singaporeans have been cooped up at home and needed an outlet to expend their pent-up energy.
However, the spike in exercising also led to more people suffering from injuries. Ankle sprains, pulled muscles or even knee injuries are a common occurrence in Singapore, especially when Singaporeans often neglect the importance of warm-ups and cool-down routines. This is where Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) plays a vital role in alleviating the pain and discomfort arising from these conditions.
So, what are some of the most common sport-related injuries that occur in Singapore?
- Ankle Sprain
Ankle sprains are common injuries that occur when your foot twists inwards and strains the weak ligaments on the outside of your ankle.
- Pulled muscles
A pulled muscle occurs when a muscle or tendon is overstretched or torn. A pulled hamstring is a common sport injury seen in athletes who participate in sports that require sprinting.
- Knee injuries
Runner’s knee (Patellofemoral syndrome) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are 2 common knee injuries from sports. Patellofemoral syndrome refers to pain around the kneecap, and is more commonly seen in runners, hikers and cyclists. ACL is a major stabilizing ligament of the knee. ACL tears are often caused when you slow down, try to cut, pivot or change directions.
- Rotator cuff injury
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff injuries or tears are common in sports that involve throwing or swinging your arms above the head, like baseball, tennis, and swimming.
- Wrist or finger sprain
Wrist or finger sprains occur when the ligaments of the wrist or fingers are overstretched and can happen in sports like basketball, football, gymnastics etc.
In TCM, these injuries are the cause of disruptions in the flow of Qi and blood in the body, which can be due to factors such as stasis or blockages in the meridians or deficiencies within the body. Hence, TCM uses various treatment methods to correct these disruptions and achieve balance in the organ functions. The types of TCM treatment include:
- Acupuncture, which is the insertion of fine needles into specific acupoints on the body to promote the smooth flow of Qi and blood and regulate the body.
- Cupping, which involves placing glass cups that are heated to create a suction force on areas of the body to stimulate blood flow and relieve muscle tension.
- Tuina, also known as therapeutic massage, which uses various techniques and manipulations to improve circulation and remove stagnations in the body.
- Herbal medication, which is a prescription made from a combination of various herbs usually tailored to your body condition to harmonize the imbalances in your body.
- Herbal wraps or herbal plasters, which are made from a mixture of herbs administered externally on affected areas.
These treatments help to promote Qi and blood flow in the body as well as to disperse the stagnated blood in order to reduce pain and swelling. Depending on the patient’s condition, the TCM physician may use a combination of treatment methods to speed up the recovery process.
From now till 10 October 2021, enjoy three physician consultations (not applicable for senior physicians) and treatment sessions for sports-related conditions at any Eu Yan Sang TCM Clinics, Eu Yan Sang TCM Wellness Clinics and One Wellness Medical for just S$158* nett.
*Terms & Conditions
- Valid until 10 October 2021.
- Valid for all patients with new sports-related conditions.
- Not valid for consultation with senior physicians. Please call our clinics to check on physician’s availability.
- Limited to one redemption per patient.
- Package includes three physician consultations and treatment sessions (acupuncture, cupping or tuina as determined by physician) only; any additional treatments and/or herbal medication required will be charged separately.
- All treatment is limited to the same condition only.
- All treatment sessions are limited to the same type of treatment (acupuncture, cupping or tuina), for one localised area only.
- Treatment at One Wellness Medical is limited to acupuncture only.
- Package must be fully utilised within 2 months from the first consultation and treatment. Unused consultations and treatments are strictly non-refundable.
- Not applicable with any other discount voucher, promotion, packages, discount, privilege cards, corporate plans, stored value plans or managed care plans.
- Eu Yan Sang Clinic Management reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior approval.
- Eu Yan Sang Clinic Management retains the final decision in the event of any dispute.