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Tag: osteoarthritis

Knee Pain and Osteoarthritis

Joint pain affects 15% of the population worldwide. Up to two-thirds of joint pain is due to osteoarthritis. Local figures however, are more alarming. Results of a recent survey on knee pain showed that 50% of Singapore residents suffering from knee pain at some point in their lives. In addition, 73% of the population is […]

How Common is Osteoarthritis?

January 31, 2013

Osteoarthritis is very common and affects most of us as we get older. It is the most common form of arthritis in people over the age of 65. Men are more likely to be affected than women before they reach 45, but, in the over-55s, the balance shifts so more women are affected. Osteoarthritis is […]

Run For Your Life

Whether to keep fit or training to raise funds for charity in a marathon, there are many reasons why you should put on your running shoes and go the distance. Running as a sport is a rewarding pursuit for both mind and body. On top of keeping you fit and healthy, the simple act of […]


March 12, 2010

Knee pain is a common problem in Asia, especially in individuals above the age of 40. The most common cause of knee pain is degenerative osteoarthritis. Women are more prone to the disease. It is characterized by mild to debilitating pain. The treatment ranges from physiotherapy, medication, injection and surgery. Once the condition is diagnosed, […]

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