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Video of Simple movements to relief backpain and spinal discomfort

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The following is based on an inspiring account, being circulated in Facebook. A person by the name Chuah Chong Yi, had suffered a back injury in 2001 during rock climbing where he fell 2m flat on his back. In 2009, his left knee developed neurological spasm which would wake him up. He saw a video in Mandarin that was [...]

Between knee damage and organ damage…which one is worse?

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When we are overweight, we would tend to develop knee and lower back issues. The more overweight we are, the more pain and discomfort we may feel. It is no wonder that the pain itself becomes a deterrent for us to begin an exercise program…..especially those of more intensive nature. The fitter we are, the [...]

What can help knocked-knees more than surgery…. lifestyle adaptations

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My mom had worked at the Orthopedic section where she had seen patients coming in for knock-knee (genu valgum) correction surgery. She would advise against having the surgery unless really necessary. Because she had noted that after the surgery, it seemed to give the patient more problem than before. For one, I have knocked-knees all my life.  My knees turned inward when [...]

How to reduce pain due to bow legged in older adults

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Being bow legged can cause knee pain and as one gets older, the pain affects a person’s mobility. The condition can be heritary or result from posture or muscle weakness. Take a look at the photos below: The old lady on the photo above had bow legs. As she pushed the trolley (which she also [...]

Why caffeine is bad for our body

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Most of us cannot function without our daily dose of coffee. We may have a vague suspicion that the daily fix may ran havoc to our health- and our instincts are right. If you suffer from the following symptoms and is an active coffee/ tea drinker, perhaps you may want to go about to gradually [...]

Knee Pain & Feelings of Lack of Support in Life

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Factors such as gait, being overweight, aging, wear and tear, past injuries, inactive, wearing the wrong footwear/ high heels are obvious reasons for knee pain. When you go to a doctor with a knee pain complaint, he/she will commonly examine these symptoms. These are physical and lifestyle symptoms related to getting knee pain. But can [...]

Tui Na and Bamboo stick beating to clear pain in Singapore

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Update: It is with deep regret to announce that Uncle San has already retired after in this profession for decades. A friend who previously visited Uncle San due to his mother’s leg is very painful is finding wet acupping (bekam) to be very helpful. I myself have tried it and you may read about my [...]

Exercising and Knee Pain

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The following advise was given by an experienced personnel called Ben who have been working for many years in a store specialising in sales of fitness and rehabitation items. I feel it’s worth the while to include it here as this person was kind enough to offer me this advise free of charge even though [...]

Lower back pain and when one cannot afford ongoing treatments

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Just yesterday, my uncle shared with me about the constant back pain that he was experiencing for decades. It started decades ago while he was loading a huge basket of fruits up in a lorry. Suddenly he heard a twisting sound followed by such an intense pain that he could not straighten his back. That [...]

Children with bow leg and Leg Perthes that grow up to be normal

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From the book, “Your Body Believes Every Word You Say”, written by Barbara Hoberman Levine, she wrote two examples on the effect of words spoken by adults on children: “When I was a little girl, I was severely bow-legged and walked pigeon-toed. My aunt told me, “It hurts me to see that your leg isn’t [...]