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A Courageous Attitude

With double knee replacement surgeries and another surgery for the bunions on her toes, today Ng not just manages her own life well but is also a caregiver to her husband who has some health issues. This is her courageous story…

Come exercise with us at AFM!

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

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”…

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

“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…

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common disease that exists throughout the world. It affects about 5 in 1000 people in Malaysia.

RA is a complicated disease that can vary a great deal from person to person. This article is only a guide. Please use it to understand your disease better but remember that everything that is written here may not apply to you.
What is RA?

What is arthritis?

What Is Arthritis?

“Arthritis” and “Rheumatism” are 2 words with different meanings that often confuse people. Essentially, they are separate terms with a minor degree of overlap between them. “Arthritis” means disease of or damage to the joints. Rheumatism is a more general term used to describe any pain in or around your bones, muscles and joints. The term “rheumatic diseases” is used to refer to all types of arthritis and rheumatism.