I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) through an incidental finding. It was not on purpose and we found out via a common comprehensive health screening and blood test at a hospital.
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My name is Dom and I was diagnosed with Psoriasis in 2003 at age 28. I was then diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) – affecting the spine in 2020 at age 45.
Surviving with RA for the last almost 40 years is a tough journey with continuous challenge in both physical and mental health.
Arthritis Fund (AF) recipient Shantabai is unequivocal, “Knee surgery changed my life, and I have AFM to thank for that. I was walking with the aid of a walking stick, I could not climb stairs, could not squat, and could not use the toilet. Painkillers did not help with the pain, I was a total wreck.”
Arumugam a/l Iyavoo, 49, Painting Supervisor Arumugam was 35 when a small coin-sized swell appeared at the side of his right foot. He ignored it initially, assuming it to be caused by shoe friction. He started getting alarmed when similar swells started to appear, first around his foot and soon to his whole…
Chow Ah Yee looks healthy for a 83-year -old woman. Yet, she dares not leave her home these days for fear that she may fall or faint while outside. Ever since she has been diagnosed with osteoporosis a few years ago, she has been careful not to over-exert herself for fear of fracturing herself. “It…