I am Dr Thor Timothy, Anuntapon Chutatape, Pain Specialist and Anaesthetist based in Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Farrer Park Hospital. Ask Me Anything! I am accredited as a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetist (FFPMANZCA), as well as a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (USA). I am also Fellow of the Academy of Medicine in Singapore (FAMS) and one of the founding members of its Pain Chapter. I specialise in non-surgical management of chronic pain conditions involving but not limited to : -Headache such as trigeminal neuralgia, tension type headache, migraine. -Shoulder pain such as frozen shoulder. -Back pain which is caused by hernia nucleus pulposus, annular tear, spine degeneration. -Knee pain which is caused by osteoarthritis, ligament & meniscus problem. -Leg pain such as plantar fasciitis -And many more I do this using evidence-based treatment that synergizes therapeutic medications with specialized minimally-invasive pain procedures (radiofrequency, annuloplasty, nucleoplasty, etc) that can be done as an outpatient basis. I was the previous Director of Acute Pain Services in Singapore General Hospital. I am consulted on cases and do procedures in the Parkway Hospitals, Mt Alvernia, Farrer Park Hospital and at major day surgery centres. Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/specialist-doctor/timothy-thor-anuntapon-chutatape/ I am excited to be here to share/discuss pain management with everyone. I will be actively answering questions. Whether you've got questions about how to deal with and manage pain in the following areas: back, face, foot, head, knee, neck, shoulder, ask me anything! === Want to ask a question? Submit your question at the bottom of this page. Don’t forget to include your name and email address to get notified when the doctor answers your question.
Doctor, I have pain on my shoulder, sometimes it gets stiff. Usually I apply muscle balm. What medicine should I take? When do I need to see a doctor?
Doctor, I love playing futsal. Once, after a training session, my thigh was cramping. But then it got better. However, now my thigh hurts quite often, sometimes to the point when I can’t stand. I feel like something is pinching it. Is this still related to my cramp at the training session, Doc?
Doctor, is a recurring migraine dangerous? I often have migraines. Usually I just take medicines for my headache. Sometimes it hurts so much, but then it fades away naturally. When should I worry about dangerous migraines, Doc?
Good afternoon, Doc. I did an x-ray. The result showed lumbarization of S1. The symptoms I feel are pain from my butt to my feet, cramping feet, and stretched veins. It hurts so much.
Hello Dr. Timothy. I have trigeminal neuralgia and am currently under treatment. The pain I feel on some spots of my face is like an electric shock. Usually I feel it if I walk faster and sit in a moving vehicle. The doctor said my condition is not severe and surgery is unnecessary. It is true that I feel the pain is not overwhelming. But I want to know, is this a normal condition that happens to elderly people like me (i am 60 years old) and can it be totally cured?
Doctor, why do I often feel dizzy and my feet feel weak? I've been taking medicines from my doctor but it is not totally cured.
Doctor, my fingers are stiff and it is painful to straighten them up. The pain even radiates through my palm. I often feel an electric shock in my fingers. And every morning when I wake up, I feel my hands and fingers are stiff. What is the solution, Doc?
Doctor, my hip often hurts. Sometimes the pain at my right stomach radiates through to my back. What is the medicine?
These 2 months, on my face between the upper lip and nose, and spreading to the cheek, I have been feeling pain. When it occurs, that part of my face will twitch. Someone said this is due to nerve problems. Is that so, Doc? Usually it happens after I talk a lot.
Doc, what is the cause of a persistent cramp on my calf? I am only 27 years old, but if I walk some distance, my calf cramps up.