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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
25 Feb 2010, 6:31 am

By Dr Fong Shee Yan Surgery on the spine that once required large incisions, hours in the operating room and extensive blood loss, can, in some cases, be done through an incision less than an inch long. After the common cold, back and neck pain are the second most frequent reason that Americans visit the […]

Heat or Ice? When to use which?
17 Feb 2010, 1:10 am

When should you use heat or ice therapy? The answer is – it depends. In general, heat therapy is for chronic conditions and ice is useful in acute situations. If you recently sustained an injury or aggravated an old injury, ice should be applied for a period of 15mins each time for the first 3 […]

When is Achilles Tendonitis not Achilles Tendonitis? When it is Retrocalcaneal Bursitis
13 Feb 2010, 1:09 am

Do you experience pain at the back of your heel? Is the back of your heel red and swollen? And you were told that it might Achilles Tendonitis? But so far treatment for Achilles Tendonitis does not seem to be working? You might be suffering instead from Retrocalcaneal Bursitis. Background Retrocalcaneal bursitis is the inflammation […]

Thawing Frozen Shoulders
10 Feb 2010, 8:28 am

In an earlier article, we look at what frozen shoulder was all about. In this article, we will look at some treatment options for frozen shoulders in Singapore. What is the treatment for a frozen shoulder? A frozen shoulder will usually resolve on its own over a period of up to 2 years. However, it […]

frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis
What’s freezing up your shoulder?
06 Feb 2010, 8:12 am

There are many types of shoulder conditions, but one in particular can creep up on you without you remembering having hurt it. This condition is called Adhesive Capsulitis, or more commonly known as Frozen Shoulder. What is a Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder is a condition where the shoulder joint becomes stiff and painful, often with […]

The Barefoot Professor: by Nature Video
05 Feb 2010, 8:59 am

This is a great video on bare-foot running by Nature. Harvard professor Daniel Lieberman has ditched his trainers and started running barefoot. His research shows that barefoot runners, who tend to land on their fore-foot, generate less impact shock than runners in sports shoes who land heel first. This makes barefoot running comfortable and could […]

Heel Ergonomics – Part II
03 Feb 2010, 10:01 am

This interview continues from Handbag Ergonomics – Part I MCR: Can high-heeled shoes change the way a person walks? Cheryl: Yes. The higher the heels, the more the centre of gravity (CG) of the body shifts, increasing the risk of falls. Also, high heels does change the position of one’s body. Her upper back will […]

Predicting Running Related Injuries in Novice Runners
03 Feb 2010, 7:23 am

In a study of 532 novice runners (226 men, 306 women) preparing for a recreational 4-mile (6.7-km) running event. After completing a baseline questionnaire and undergoing an orthopaedic examination, they were followed during the training period of 13 weeks.  Running Related Injuries (RRI) was defined as any self-reported running-related musculoskeletal pain of the lower extremity […]

Handbag Ergonomics – Part I
31 Jan 2010, 10:01 am

Musculoskeletal Consumer Review recently caught up with Cheryl Ng, an Associate Principal Physiotherapist at Core Concepts. We were curious about the term, ‘handbag syndrome’. that Cheryl mentioned during her recent interviewed by Lian He Wan Bao on pains from carrying big handbags. Cheryl is also Head of Etonia, Core Concepts division for Women’s Health. MCR: […]

Who needs bone-building drugs?
20 Jan 2010, 10:22 am

Osteoporosis is a common debilitating condition that contributes to increase risk of fractures. To prevent possible risk of fractures, bone building drugs are available to improve bone density. However, they can have side effects and are only 50 percent effective in preventing fractures. Therefore, World Health Organisation has come up with a tool to find […]


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