World AS Day 2018 Fundraising Campaign

Will you back me up?

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National RA Day Public Forum – 14 July 2018 (Saturday)
[26 Jun 2018|No Comment]

National RA Day Public Forum – 14 July 2018 (Saturday) Read more…

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Living with Arthritis, Everyday Counts & Be Joint Friendly – 30 June 2018
[4 Jun 2018|No Comment]

Living with Arthritis, Everyday Counts & Be Joing Friendly – 30 June 2018 Read more…

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Public Forum / AGM
[9 Apr 2018|No Comment]

Public Forum / AGM – 28 April 2018 Read more…

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Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
[29 Sep 2017|No Comment]

World Arthritis Day – 14 October 2017 Read more…

// Arthritis Info Series

A Courageous Journey
[16 Aug 2015|No Comment]

At first sight, Ms Ding Mee Hong accompanied by her husband Chew Cheng Chuan seemed like any other couple, till I noticed her deformed fingers and the difference in her walk (the penguin walk as she jokingly called it). That revealed a story in itself, to the toll arthritis had taken on her body and her life. And to the brave fight she had put up not to let it overwhelm her and to lead as normal a life as possible under the circumstances…

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Come exercise with us at AFM!
[16 Aug 2015|No Comment]

The PACE exercise program has been running successfully at the Ground Floor of Sunway Medical Centre. Arthritis Foundation, Malaysia (AFM) expresses its appreciation to Physio Plus physiotherapists, Dr Vim and Ms Alexis Loke for their assistance in running this program. AFM started these classes some 3 months ago and the response, although slow, has been encouraging…

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Grateful to Walk Again
[16 Aug 2015|No Comment]

Cheong Seow Yoong was in her mid-forties when she started experiencing pain in her knees. In the beginning she ignored the pain, hoping it would go away. But slowly, she says, “the pain worsened, the knee swelled and it came to a point where I was almost unable to walk! And that for me was devastating considering the situation I am in”…

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An Introduction to Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group (RASG)
[16 Aug 2015|No Comment]

While the Arthritis Foundation Malaysia (AFM) is the pillar for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, the RASG was formed in 2005 as the arm that supports them. 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of RASG. They have around 70-80 members in the Klang Valley…

// Joint Efforts

AS is… …more than just a pain in the butt.
[25 Aug 2014|No Comment]

From Joint Efforts

Ali was 20 when he first experienced lower back pain and stiffness. The symptoms were most noticeable in the morning but tended to fade away by mid morning. He could not remember any strain or trauma that started the pain but it just never
went away completely. Although Ali did speak to his friends about this discomfort, they all put it down to strain from football practice. He went to his doctor and was given some painkillers, which relieved the pain when he took them, but the pain returned when he stopped the painkillers. There were times when the pain generally got better, but at
other times it got much worse.

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Biologics – Advances in arthritis care
[6 Aug 2011|One Comment]

Most medicines are created by combining chemicals. In the last century, scientists have produced a new breed of drugs that contain human or animal proteins. This class of drugs are called biologics, and have been used in the production of vaccines, cancer drugs and insulin. Over the last decade, biologics have emerged as a promising […]

// Spotlight

Arthritis Fund Helps: Shantabai
[31 Jul 2011|No Comment]

Arthritis Fund (AF) recipient Shantabai is unequivocal, “Knee surgery changed my life, and I have AFM to thank for that. I was walking with the aid of a walking stick, I could not climb stairs, could not squat, and could not use the toilet. Painkillers did not help with the pain, I was a total wreck.”

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Mr Arumugam
[6 Jun 2011|No Comment]

Arumugam a/l Iyavoo, 49, Painting Supervisor Arumugam was 35 when a small coin-sized swell appeared at the side of his right foot. He ignored it initially, assuming it to be caused by shoe friction. He started getting alarmed when similar swells started to appear, first around his foot and soon to his whole body. His […]

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How I coped with osteoporosis?
[6 May 2011|No Comment]

Chow Ah Yee looks healthy for a 83-year -old woman. Yet, she dares not leave her home these days for fear that she may fall or faint while outside. Ever since she has been diagnosed with osteoporosis a few years ago, she has been careful not to over-exert herself for fear of fracturing herself. “It […]