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Saturday, 30 September 2017


Don’t allow pain to bring you to your knees (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)                               

Most running injuries involve the lower limbs, with the knee joint being the most commonly affected. These injuries are usually due to overuse, and this is related to the constant repetition of the same movement when one is running. Read more




Saturday, 9 September 2017


Gradual gains the ideal conditioning for long-distance running (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)  Running injuries due to overuse can affect up to 80 per cent of recreational runners, with the knee accounting for close to 50 per cent of the injuries. Common lower-limb injuries include iliotibial-band (ITB) syndrome, patella femoral pain syndrome (PFPS) which is also known as runner’s knee, shin splints and plantar fasciitis.  Read more

 



 

Saturday, 8 July 2017


Safety on race day is vital to a good run  (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission) 

After countless hours of training and sacrificing time with family and friends, the last thing you want is for all your efforts to come to naught on race day. Evan Chee paid special attention to the difficulty and challenges for the inaugural Bangkok Midnight Marathon in May, and was well prepared for it. Read more

 



Saturday, 3 June 2017


Running shoes: One size does not fit all  (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)

Shoes are the most important piece of equipment to ensure a safe and effective run. It is vital for us to understand the benefits of choosing the right pair of shoes, not only to minimise the risk of injury during exercise, but to prolong the years of running as a sport. Read more

 



Saturday, 6 May 2017


Ideal race nutrition is food for thought  (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission) 

Fuelling a distance runner is a long-term strategy that is based on science and logic. Last week, we looked at some of the nutritional considerations for distance running. Today, let us take a closer look at long-distance runner Mok Ying Ren’s typical food intake for a day and determine how one can convert the principles of basic sports nutrition into practice. Read more


 



Saturday, 29 April 2017


Nutritional considerations key in preparing for your race  (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Adequate nutrition is important for long-distance runners. Poor nutrition can lead to issues such as poor concentration, early fatigue and nutritional deficiencies. We will examine some of the fundamentals of sports nutrition, namely carbohydrates, protein and hydration, and how they impact your performance.  Read more


 



Saturday, 15 April 2017


ST Run: Prevention is always better than cure when it comes to your heart  (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission) 


So you’ve signed up for the Straits Times Run and the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS), and you’re pumped up for these two large-scale running events. Different runners have different targets. You may be the fitness enthusiast aiming for a personal-best timing. Perhaps you are the overweight weekend warrior who wants prove that you can get back in shape. Read more




 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

 

Insoles not enough to treat heel pain (The Straits Times, Mind & Body © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)

 

Q: I am a 70-year-old man. I have had pain in my heel for five years. It started with my left heel. The pain subsided after I used ready-made insoles. But, a year ago, I felt pain in my right heel. Read more


 


 

Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017

 

Shoulder pain due to numerous causes (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)

 

Q: Some time ago, I woke up with a lot of pain in my right shoulder. I could not lift my arm. The pain was horrible. I also could not brushmyteeth, shave or comb my hair. After going to a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner for acupuncture and tuina treatments, I felt better. Read more




Friday, 21 Oct 2016

 

六医疗计划获保健创新奖 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)

 

新加坡国立大学医院与圣路加医院自2013年底展开的新合作,除了在两年多的时间里为295名病患减少住院时间,也为他们节省高达160万元的医药成本,这合作计划取得成效获得了嘉奖。 Read more




Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016


从小养成好姿势防脊椎问题  (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission) 


腰酸背痛的你其实一点都不孤单。任何年龄的人都可能面对脊椎问题。随着年纪增长,人们脊椎出毛病的可能性便会随之增加。要预防日后的脊椎毛病,家长应注意孩子的姿势,避免孩童时期的坏姿势成为病源Read more




 


Tuesday, 04 October 2016  


When the knee gives way early  (The Straits Times, Mind & Body © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission) 

 

Knee osteoarthritis may be most common in older people but it can affect the young and physically active, especially if there had been previous knee injuries. One such person is Philip Muthiah, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee playing football 25 years ago. Read more




 

Thursday, 29 September 2016 


如何舒缓疼痛-背痛延至脚  (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission) 


国大医院脊椎中心顾问医生刘录霖指出,背部问题十分常见,80%国人一生中会有一次背痛,患者多数是中年或更年长者。“如果走路时,背部疼痛延至脚部和足部,可能是腰椎椎管狭窄症(spinal canal stenosis)的症状,也就是腰椎椎管变紧缩,一般影响50岁至70岁的人。” Read more

 

 



Sunday, 11 September 2016


接受母亲捐肾并顺利移植。罗雪丽期待和妈妈参加骑车乐  (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission) 


要不是母亲10年前毫不犹豫捐出一个肾,罗雪丽现在或许还要经常忍痛洗肾。上周四过28岁生日的罗雪丽,2005年底因肾脏损坏,必须移植健康肾脏,否则就得长期洗肾。Read more





Sunday, 24 July 2016  


Learning the right way to cycle at NUH Carnival  (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)

 

With this year's OCBC Cycle 2016 set to take place on Oct 1-2, participants were treated to the "Cycle for Health. Cycle for Life" carnival at the National University Hospital yesterday to help them better understand the nation's biggest cycling event. As part of the carnival, the NUH Sports Centre conducted a series of talks on injury prevention and management. Together with local bike-fitting specialist, Loue Bicycles, there was a session to show participants the importance of bike fit and the proper way to get the right cycling equipment. Read more

 

 



Thursday, 14 July 2016


Don’t get saddled with wrong bike fit and injuries  (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission) 


Cyclists should not underestimate the importance of a good bicycle fit in preventing injuries arising from over-use, said Dr Wang Mingchang of the National University Hospital’s Sports Centre.  Read more





Tuesday, 02 February 2016 


Shoulder pain may require physiotherapy or surgery  (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission) 

 

Q: I am a 73-year-old man. I have been having pain in my left shoulder and left upper arm for a few months, but have not sought medical consultation. The pain, however, is not intense. It usually occurs at night when I am asleep in an air-conditioned room. Read more

 

 


                                         

Saturday, 23 January 2016 


NUH Sports Centre set to serve 10,000 patients a year opens (TODAY)

 

The National University Hospital (NUH) has set up a new dedicated facility, called the NUH Sports Centre, to provide integrated care for sports and exercise-related conditions for recreational and elite athletes, as well as military personnel. Read more

 

 


 

Friday, 22 January 2016  


国大医院运动医疗中心提供一站式服务  (联合晚报 @ Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission) 


国大医院运动医疗中心正式开幕,提供一站式运动医疗服务,并推广教育与科研工作,每年料接见超过一万名病人Read more





Friday, 22 January 2016 


国大医院运动医疗中心开幕  (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


国大医院运动治疗中心今天开幕。文化、社区及青年部长傅海燕,今天上午为这个设于国大医院主楼的运动治疗中心主持开幕仪式。Read more





Tuesday, 15 December 2015   


Sacrificing to attain his Olympic dream  (The New Paper © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission) 


Dr Mok Ying Ren, 27, topped the local men’s field at the Standard Chartered Marathon in Singapore on Dec 6. Clocking a time of 2:43:06, it was his sixth win in the event since taking part for the first time in 2009. Read more





Wednesday, 04 November 2015  


Thumbs up, doc: The process of reattaching limbs  (TODAY) 


Barely six weeks after Mr Dzulziflee Ismail had his right thumb severed in a freak accident at work, he can now move the thumb again after doctors successfully reattached it in a four-hour surgery at National University Hospital (NUH). Read more

 

 


 

Saturday, 03 October 2015  

 

脚坏医脚  (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission) 

 

动完膝盖手术出院。“膝”字当头,经过多年来的膝盖病痛,深深了解:人老脚先衰是怎么回事,同时也了解到:脚坏脚伤有越来越年轻的趋势。 Read more

 

 


 

Thursday, 17 September 2015  


别叫脊柱太沉重  (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission) 


脊柱问题可能发生在不同年龄层的男女身上,也会随着年龄增长而加剧。疼痛、麻木、活动受局限,是脊柱病变常见症状,腰酸背痛同样不能等闲视之。脊柱问题可以如何治疗与预防呢?听听专家怎么说。莫美颜/报道因为老化、劳损、遗传等因素,80%的人一生中至少会遭遇一次背痛问题。这不仅会发生在年长者身上,连中年人、青少年和小孩都会遭殃,这是脊柱病变所致。疼痛、麻木、活动受局限,是脊柱病变常见症状,也可能导致五脏六腑不适。腰酸背痛同样不能等闲视之,它可能是较严重内科疾病所发出的健康警讯。 Read more






Tuesday, 04 August 2015

 


Pain & soreness in shoulder and neck (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)

 

Q: I am a 32-year-old woman. For the past few months, I've been experiencing pain and soreness in my left shoulder and neck. Medical plasters and pain relief cream do not help. Recently, the pain has worsened; it has travelled up to my left ear and head, causing mild discomfort. Read more

 

 


 

Sunday, 14 June 2015 

 

Brisk walking for better health  (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission) 

 

人人皆宜仍有注意事项提到快步走时,有些人会将它与慢跑混淆,但其实两者并不相同,快步走的运动强度会比慢跑低。 Read more

 

 


 

 

Thursday, 28 May 2015 


Soft bumps on ankles after sprain  (The Straits Times, Mind Your Body © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission) 


Q: I am a 20-year-old woman who used to take part in competitive sports and exercise regularly. I have sprained both my ankles laterally (on the outside of the ankle). After three sprains, my right ankle now has a visible bump beside the malleolus, the bony protuberance found on either side of the ankle. Read more





Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015


植入磁控生长杆 减低手术风险 国大医院新疗法矫正脊柱侧弯 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission. )

 

国大医院脊椎中心采用矫正脊柱侧弯新疗法,可以省去病患动多次手术所面对的风险和须承担的医药费。这个首次在新加坡使用的新疗法主要帮助年龄在10岁或以下的孩童。目前,一名孩童若在7岁时被诊断出现脊柱侧弯(Scoliosis)的情况,且情况严重至需要动手术以植入生长杆来矫正脊椎,病患可能每半年就得动手术一次来调整生长杆,也就是四年半内动手术八次,在步入青春期后再接受最后一次的大手术,巩固脊椎。 Read more  

 


 

Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015
Big relief for young scoliosis patients (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Young scoliosis patients usually have to undergo surgery twice a year to adjust the rods that are keeping their curved spines straight. But the National University Hospital (NUH) has done away with the need for that. Read more 

 


  

Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015
Pedalling Fun for OCBC Cycle (TODAY) 

 

A slew of activities, including a cafe bike crawl, sports injury prevention workshops and photography classes, will be rolled out from March as part of the build-up to the inaugural OCBC Cycle 2015, Singapore's newest mass cycling event, taking place in August. Read more

 


 

Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015
OCBC Cyclists can get more mileage (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)

 

Organisers of the OCBC Cycle are rolling out a series of activities in the lead-up to the Aug 29-30 event, in a bid to stand out from other mass-participation sporting events in Singapore. Riders can choose from events that include a sports photography seminar, cafe bike crawls and healthy cooking workshops. Read more

 


 

Thursday, 8 Jan 2015
Reducing bone pain (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)  

 

Some bone aches and pain cause mild discomfort and will go away on their own. Others persist and when this happens, do not ignore the pain. "If you experience unexplained bone pain that does not improve within a few days, you should consult your doctor," advised Ms Tan Ching Nee (above), a senior nurse clinician at National University Hospital. Read more

 


 

Thursday, 4 Dec 2014
Look over your shoulder (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)
 

 

Recently, I had the privilege of going on a year-long training programme to Australia and France. This was an exciting time, during which I acquired practical knowledge of various sports injuries and how an orthopaedic surgeon can be involved in the care of athletes. Read more


 

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014
Treating a tear in the right knee (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)
 

 

Q: I am a 52-year-old woman. For three years, I have been feeling pain every time I bend my right knee. I consulted a general practitioner at a polyclinic. The doctor dismissed it as an old-age problem and asked me to take glucosamine. I took the supplement for six months, but the pain persisted. Read more

 


 

Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014
Hip replacement may improve sex life (TODAY) 
 

 

It is well known that total hip replacement improves mobility and reduces pain. Now, new research shows the surgical procedure offers an unexpected bonus in the bedroom too. Hip problems, which affect not only the old, can cause pain, limit movement and affect everyday activities such as walking or bending. Read more

 


 

Thursday, 25 Sep 2014
Only 15 and his lower back hurts (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)

Q: I am a 15-year-old boy. Recently, I have been experiencing terrible pain in the lower left part of my back. This intense pain is sudden and usually comes when I sit or stand in any position that exerts pressure on that part of my back. Read more

 


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Thursday, 11 Sep 2014
Sit right on road bike? (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)

 

Get your riding position right so you can control the bike at all times, have optimum power output and reduce the risk of injuries. Read more


 

 Monday, 4 Aug 2014 
手臂痛原来是脊椎出问题 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


你是否常感觉手臂疼痛、麻痹、虚弱无力?小心可能是脊椎出了问题!新加坡国立大学医院骨科外科顾问医生夏辉颖解释, 臂神经痛(Brachialgia)是一种症状,普遍用于形容影响颈部至手臂神经的疾病。他指出,造成臂神经痛最常见的因素除了脊椎退化,就是位于脊椎的神经根受压迫。其他常见因素包括颈项底部神经受压迫,称 为臂神经丛(Brachial plexus),而造成神经压迫的原因则有可能是感染、肿瘤或创伤。Read more

 


 

Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 
Unable to kneel without cushioning (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Q: I am a 26-year-old woman who has been interested in running since I was 20.
I run about once a month. Recently, I noticed a pain in my knee. After running, I would often feel discomfort the next day. I went to an orthopaedic doctor for a check-up, but he said everything was all right. Read more

 


 

  

Thursday, 10 Apr 2014
老人腿脚痛有多重因素 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


不管我们愿不愿意,随着年龄的增长,每个人或多或少都将面对举步艰难的问题,而行动困难可发生在成年后的任何阶段。不只是意外,多种疾病和病变也可造成老人不良于行。所幸只要坚持健康生活方式,步履蹒跚的问题还是可以延缓的。Read more

 


 

Thursday, 10 Apr 2014
Nine-year-old’s joints make cracking sound (The Straits Times, Mind Your Body © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Q: My grandson is nine years old, weighs 40kg and is 1.45m tall. Recently, he has been telling us that when he stretches, his joints have cracking sounds. This includes the joints in his shoulders and wrists. For instance, there are cracking sounds when he spreads his 10 fingers wide apart. The sounds also happen when he stretches his legs. Does he need medical attention? Read more

 


 

Thursday, 3 Apr 2014
Bone in foot causing pain (The Straits Times, Mind Your Body © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Q: I am a 48-year-old man. I had a serious ankle injury about 10 years ago, which resulted in the inner bone of the foot jutting out slightly.
I believe its either the talus or navicular bone. I have heard from some people that the bone can be filed down. Is this true and is it recommended? The reason why I want to remove or file it down is that the protruding bone is causing me a lot of pain and discomfort when I engage in sports such as rollerblading or ice skating. I am also flat-footed. Read more

 


 

 

Sunday, 5 Jan 2014
月访租赁组屋与客工宿舍 医生领60人志工 提供免费医疗 (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


60人的志工团队每月在国大医院医生的带领下,走访租赁组屋区和客工宿舍提供免费医疗服务,每月需要高达7000元的经费。《海峡时报》报道,国大医院创伤骨科主任汤彼亚(Joseph Thambiah,54岁)高级顾问医生,在2009年想到提出"流动诊所"概念,希望为我国有需要人士提供免费医疗服务。Read more

 


 

Thursday, 2 Jan 2014
When toes becomes fingers (The New Paper © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


When a person loses a part of his body through an accident or cancer, surgeons can use different parts from the patient's own body to replace them. For instance, toes can be used to replace crushed fingers, back muscles can take the place of hamstrings, and the fibula (calf bone) from one leg can take over the shattered tibia (shin bone) of another. Read more

 


 

Thursday, 2 Jan 2014
肢体重建中的骨增长术 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Tearing a shoulder muscle or tendon no longer means getting permanent implants to help keep the internal stitches in place. Since April, National University Hospital (NUH) has been using the ArthroTunneler device, which drills a narrow channel through the shoulder bone of patients. Read more

 


 

 

Wednesday, 25 Dec 2013
A new drill for shoulder surgery (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


虽然莎拉(假名)能够一拐一拐地走路,但跑动对她来说,已越来越难了。站着的时候,较短的那只脚也必须踮着。莎拉觉得穿着垫高的鞋子很麻烦,她非常渴望能像其他孩子一样正常地从事各种活动。Read more

 


 

 Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013
肩袖损伤 治疗不留疤 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


因意外、劳损或年纪大而出现的肩袖损伤,现在有了新治疗法。国大医院骨外科医生采用"洞眼手术",在无需使用植入物和不留明显疤痕的情况下,帮患者把受损的肩膀肌肉"修好"。Read more

 


 

Sunday, 14 Dec 2013
Taking medical care to the needy - for free (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Once a month, a white bus weaves its way through the streets, pulling up at a different foreign worker dormitory each time. The mobile medical service is a welcome sight for the workers, who struggle to find time and spare cash for medical check-ups. Read more

 


 

 

Thursday 14 Nov 2013
Sudden onset of ankle pain (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Q: I am a 34-year-old woman. Some time ago, I woke up feeling a slight pain in the ligament at the front of my ankle. Subsequently, the pain worsened to the point that I had difficulty walking. However, after applying a magnetic plaster (specially for sprains), the pain subsided and I could run about the following day. What is strange is that I have never had any falls. Read more

 


 

 

Friday, 11 Oct 2013
膝盖疼痛者 避免蹲或跪 (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


膝盖疼痛者可考虑避免蹲下或跪下,因为这些动作会向膝盖施压,造成疼痛。国大医院骨外科医生王以仁副教授说,膝盖疼痛主要是因为过度使用膝盖以致磨损所造成。起立蹲下或下楼需要很好地控制膝盖,他建议膝盖疼痛者考虑避免蹲下或跪下,以免疼痛加剧。Read more

 


Monday, 16 Sep 2013
矫正长短脚两度‘斩脚’ (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission) 

女童天生长短脚,为了让双脚同长度,她必须忍受两次被医生“斩脚”的“酷刑” 莎拉天生长短脚,6岁开始求医。那时候的她,两脚长度相差10公分,因为长短脚的关系,穿鞋子非常的不便。当她渐渐长大时,两脚的长度相差越来越大。她的父母带她到国大的儿童骨科部门求医,主 治医生林安德鲁(译音)告诉她的父母,如果不动手术,两脚的差距最终会达到15公分。 Read more

 


 

Thursday, 12 Sep 2013
Making the road more even (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)

 

Sarah (not her real name) was born with one leg shorter than the other. She was six years old when I first saw her and the affected leg was 10cm shorter than the other leg. When she was standing, her shorter leg had to be on tiptoe. While she was able to walk with a limp, running was getting progressively difficult for her. Read more

 


 

 

Thursday, 8 Aug 2013
Ask the Expert: Numbness in front of thigh area (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)

Q: I am a 23-year-old man who has been experiencing numbness in the area of my right thigh that is just above the knee for a week. The numbness started when I was squatting with weights in the gym. I do not feel any pain or loss of strength. I did some research on the symptoms and found out that the numbness may be caused by a pinched nerve. Read more 

 


 

Monday, 5 Aug 2013
Prof Aziz: Patients need early treatment (Berita Harian © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)

Bilangan pesakit yang kaki mereka dipotong akibat kencing manis masih membimbangkan. Sekitar 30 peratus pesakit kencing manis yang mendapatkan rawatan di Hospital Universiti Nasional (NUH) kerana masalah kaki perlu dipotong kerana lambat mendapatkan rawatan. Hampir 70 peratus daripada pesakit itu merupakan pesakit Melayu. Read more 

 


Thursday, 1 Aug 2013
糖尿病患跟骨受伤 新手术可降低受感染风险 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)

 

陈小姐在爬上离地1米多高的衣橱要给小外甥找玩具时,一不留神,跌了下来。她的左脚先着地,接着感觉一阵剧烈疼痛,原来她的左脚跟骨断裂了。国大医院骨外科顾问医生陈敬仁,看了陈小姐的脚跟骨X光片后,告诉她须要动手术,因为跟骨受伤的情况很严重,不容易自行愈合,即使伤口最后愈合,脚也会变形,还是可能引发关节炎。
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Thursday, 25 July 2013
Spine surgery can help with shoulder pain (The Straits Times© Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)

 

Q: I am a 53-year-old woman and I have had pain and a feeling of tightness in my neck and my shoulder all the way down to my right arm and fingers since last November. Now, the pain has become worse. My whole right arm feels numb all the way down to my finger tips, especially my thumb, index and middle fingers. Read more 

 


 

Friday, 19 July 2013
Maid plunges 14 storeys from Tanah Merah Condo Block, Man breaks leg trying to catch her (The New Paper © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)

 

He is a cleaning supervisor from Malaysia. She was an Indonesian maid. As foreigners working at Tanamera Crest condominium, they had smiled at each other and spoken briefly. Then, on July 10, she fell into his arms in the worst way imaginable – she had plunged from the 14th storey and he had tried to catch her. Though Mr Rozaimi Zainal, 36, managed to get his outstretched arms to her plummeting body, the impact sent him sprawling to the ground, shattering the bones in his left leg. Read more 

 


 

Thursday, 18 July 2013
Determined to walk again (The Straits Times, Mind Your Body © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)

 

Woo Seik Yee had finished his Primary School Leaving Examination and he was feeling good. One morning in October 2011, he decided to put his camera to use and went for a walk at the Botanic Gardens, where he snapped pictures of his surroundings. When the 12-year old got home, however, he complained of pain in his back. Then, he suddenly lost all feeling from the waist down. His mother, Mrs Jocelyn Woo, tried to support him, but he had no strength in his legs, she recalled. Read more 

 


 

Thursday, 4 July 2013
Pain from uneven shoulders (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)

 

Q: I am 27 years old this year and a mother of two boys. I am currently working as an administrative claims assistant which requires heavy typing and writing at work. For the past few months, I have been experiencing pain in my right shoulder when it is pressed. When I look in the mirror, my right shoulder seems to be tilting upwards and is higher than my left shoulder. Read more 

 


 

Thursday, 30 May 2013
Not just a simple sprain (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)

 

Ankle sprains are among the most common sports injuries and are typically perceived as slight problems that will go away after a while. A sprain occurs when the foot twists or turns in abnormal positions, which can result in one or more of the ligaments of the ankle being torn or partially torn. A ligament is a band of fibrous tissue that connects bones. Read more 

 


 

Thursday, 16 May 2013
Healing heels (The Straits Times© Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)

 

I first saw the patient and her sister in the plaster room of my clinic. She had been referred to my clinic by one of my colleagues. She was in her 40s and was lying on the examination couch with her sister standing by her side. Read more 

 


 

 Wednesday, 1 May 2013
挤地铁被夹伤 女郎挂急诊 (Shin Min Daily)


女郎患股骨头无血管性坏死疾病,骨头不能受撞击,结果前天挤地铁时,遭车门夹伤背部和左手,医院挂急诊。 Read more 

 


 

Thursday, 18 April 2013
Exercise is her best medicine (Mind your Body, The Straits Times)


Sports physician Dr Ong Wee Sian tells Mind Your Body why the human body is designed to move. I specialise in sports medicine because...I love sports and used to play badminton competitively during my school and university days. When I was a junior doctor, a senior suggested that I take up sports medicine as I am an athlete myself. That struck a chord in me and there was no turning back.
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护骨 (U-Weekly)


单补钙不够,要全面护骨。Read more

 


 

 

Monday, 4 February 2013
打个喷嚏脊骨断 (Lianhe Wanbao)


有人打喷嚏后感觉腰背疼痛,照X光后,医生竟然发现脊椎骨已经折断。国大医院的骨科专家纳雷斯·库玛副教授说,是有这种可能性。库玛副教授说,有个男病人,是名海员,有一天因为腰背痛和脚痛来诊所,经过扫描和检查后,证实椎间盘突出。 Read more  

 


 

Thursday, 24 January 2013
Difficulties walking after accident (The Straits Times)  


Q: I am a 55-year-old man who was involved in a car accident last March last year. I had no open wounds or cuts. After the accident, I was unable to flex my right ankle and my toes.  Read more 

 


 

Thursday, 1 November 2012
New ways to fix a bad knee (The Straits Times)  


Hidden deep within the knee is a solid lubricant which allows the thigh and shin bones to slide easily across each other with every twist and turn of the leg. The articular cartilage, or cartilage of the joints, protects the ends of the bones from wearing out at where they meet. Read more 

 


 

Thursday, 20 September 2012
Recovering from ankle sprain (Mind your Body, The Straits Times)  


Q: I am an 18-year-old woman and I sprained my left ankle two months ago while engaging in sports. It was an inversion sprain as I slipped and landed on my ankle. It was swollen and bruised for two weeks. I went for acupuncture treatment, which reduced the pain. Read more 

 


 

Thursday, 6 September 2012


Cracking sounds in knees (Mind your Body, The Straits Times)


Q: There seem to be a lot of “cracking” sounds or vibrations when I move my knees. Sometimes, I can feel a bit of pain in my knees. Could this be due to running? If it is the case, what steps should I take?I would also like to know if there are any proper warm-up techniques for the knees before running. Read more 

 


 

Thursday, 5 July 2012
Pain in wrist will not go away (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Q: I work on the computer daily as well as do some housework chores. Read more 

 


 

Thursday, 5 July 2012
Ask the Expert: Glass fragment in big toe (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Q: I was clearing up broken clear glass in the kitchen. After that, I felt pain in my right big toe when I put weight on it to walk and when I rested my foot. I could not locate the spot where the pain was coming from. Read more

 


 

 

Thursday, 14 June 2012
与肩膀有关的四种病痛(Lianhe Zaobao)


肩膀和手肘会发生什么病痛?为什么肩膀脱臼问题多发生在年轻人身上?什么是肩峰下撞击?为什么50岁一族和糖尿病人患肩周炎的比率都较高?国大医院骨科外科顾问医生滕振宏为大家解答 Read more

 


 

 

Sunday, 29 April 2012
手劳损成病 谁都可能患妈妈手(Lianhe Wanbao)


“妈妈手”是桡骨茎突狭窄性腱鞘炎(DeQuervain Tenosynovitis)的俗称。它是因为重复或长期使用、摩擦手部肌腱(tendon),而导致腱鞘(tendon shealth)发炎的现象。Read more

 


 

 

Wednesday, 27 March 2012
注射类固醇 缓解手指疼痛 (Shin Min Daily)


患上扳机指,手指僵硬、疼痛,注射类固醇可缓解。Read more

 


 

 

Monday,5 March 2012
NUH gene study for early treatment of scoliosis (The Straits Times)


NATIONAL University Hospital (NUH) researchers have launched a study to examine how genes can affect the progression of spinal curvatures in scoliosis patients. Read more

 


 

 

Friday, 24 Feb 2012
脊柱侧凸临床研究 希望研发唾液测试 (Lianhe Zhao bao)


脊柱侧凸患者中,青少年时期最可能病发。本地学生当中,每年有约1000名确诊患有青少年原发性脊柱侧凸(Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis)。 Read more

 


 

 

Monday, 30 Jan 2012 
更多国人颈背手出问题 iPad iPhone惹的祸? (My Paper)


现在的小孩很早就接触数码媒体,医生建议每隔20分钟就应该让眼睛休息,而且固定在同一个姿势太久也会造成筋腱损伤。 Read more