Articles in the Arthritis Info Series Category

A Courageous Journey
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Posted in Arthritis Info Series, Featured on 16 August 2015
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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…

Come exercise with us at AFM!
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Posted in Arthritis Info Series, Featured on 16 August 2015
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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…

Grateful to Walk Again
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Posted in Arthritis Info Series, Featured on 16 August 2015
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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”…

An Introduction to Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group (RASG)
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Posted in Arthritis Info Series, Featured on 16 August 2015
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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…

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis
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“Sorry you’ve got arthritis and there’s nothing we can do. You have just got to learn to live with it”. These were the words the doctor told Puan Sri Samaladevi Navaratnam, when she consulted her on her swollen and painful fourth toe. She was in her 40s then. Now, at 79, she has weathered the condition for more than three decades and its share of ups and downs…

Arthritis needs Exercise
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Posted in Arthritis Info Series on 6 August 2011
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If you have arthritis there’s a lot you can do to help yourself, starting with the right sort of exercise. People with Arthritis are often confused by the conflicting advice they receive about exercise and rest. The Arthritis Foundation of Kuala Lumpur has prepared this leaflet to help you understand why, when, how and how […]

Ankylosing spondylitis
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Posted in Arthritis Info Series on 6 August 2011
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Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a term used to describe a form of arthritis which mainly affects the joints in the spine. However, it may affect other parts of the body, for example the hips, shoulders, knees or ankles. AS is a chronic (i.e. continuing, long-lasting) condition. However, with early diagnosis and proper management, the pain […]

What is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis?
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Posted in Arthritis Info Series on 6 August 2011
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An physically active twelve-year old girl felled by almost continuous fever for a month; an 11-year old boy whose feet and heels began to hurt, then swell, along with his knees. A 2 year old toddler who was often ill with fever, and then, began limping even before she could really even toddle. Disparate symptoms […]

Care for your feet
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Posted in Arthritis Info Series on 6 August 2011
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CARE FOR THE FEET Did you know: The foot is a complex structure with 26 bones and 33 joints layered with an intertwining web of 126 muscles, ligaments and nerves The average person spends 4 hours on their feet The foot takes an average of between 8,000 and 10,000 steps each day The foot takes […]

Arthritis and employment
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Posted in Arthritis Info Series on 6 August 2011
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As arthritis, especially RA, affects many people in the prime of their lives, one of the major concerns of patients is whether they can lead a normal life and have a career like other people. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions: Can I work if I have arthritis? Yes, […]