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Did you know that 20% of adults suffer from joint pain, also known as osteoarthritis (OA)?
Osteoarthritis isn't just caused by ageing but also by factors such as:
Symptoms you may experience include:
To prevent osteoarthritis, follow these simple tips.
For more health tips and videos, visit our HealthXchange portal and SingHealth YouTube channel - your trusted source, for health and medical information.
If you have Parkinson, you may experience some difficulties in your daily activities. Here are tips that may help.
Begin by remembering this simple ABCs:
Basic, everyday movements that normal people find effortless to do may pose a challenge for people with Parkinson disease.
Step 1: Think about taking big steps.
Step 2: Step over visual or imaginary lines on the floor, landing heel first before toes.
Step 1: Stop, stand upright and take a deep breath.
Step 2: Shift your weight from side to side. This will free up the weight on the leg taking the first step.
Step 3: Think about taking BIG steps or step over visual or imaginary lines on the floor, landing heel first before toes.
Tip 1: Try walking in sideways.
Tip 2: Focus on walking and think about taking bigger steps.
Tip 3: If possible, remove clutter that is blocking your way before walking.
Tip 1: Walk around in an arc, avoid quick sharp turns.
Tip 2: Use the clock face strategy.
Tip 3: For narrow spaces, try walking sideways.
Step 1: Walk towards the chair.
Step 2: Use the clock face strategy and turn or march to turn.
Step 3: Do this until the back of your knees touches the chair.
Step 4: Lean forward and bend your knees.
Step 5: Sit down slowly.
Step 1: Tuck your feet in under your knees.
Step 2: Move to the front of the chair by shifting your weight side to side.
Step 3: Lean forward, lift your bottom. Stand forward and up.
Step 1: Slowly lower yourself to a seated position.
Step 2: Lean on your forearm, slowly lower onto your side and bring your legs up at the same time.
Step 3: Roll onto your back. Keep your knees bent and shift your feet, hips and shoulders to the middle of the bed.
Step 1: Bend your knees and put your feet flat on the bed.
Step 2: Move yourself to the edge of the bed by shifting your feet, hips and shoulders.
Step 3: Roll to your side. Slide your legs off the bed and push yourself to sit up using your bottom arm.
I hope these tips on movement will help you in your daily activities.
If you have Parkinson’s and have not been referred to a neurological physiotherapist for rehabilitation, you can do so by asking your neurologist. You can also check out our exercise videos for Parkinson’s by visiting the SingHealth YouTube website. Thank you for watching.
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You feel ill but is it a cold or flu ?
If you are sneezing, have a runny nose, cough and sore throat, it is likely to be a cold.
You should recover within a week.
However, if you also have a fever, body aches, fatigue and persistent dry cough, chances are, you've got the flu. To know for sure, see a doctor. The good news is, the cold and flu are preventable.
Here's some tips:
Remember to use a mask if you develop symptoms.
For more tips and videos, visit our HealthXchange portal and Singhealth Youtube channel - your trusted source for health and medical information.
Written for children aged 8-12, this beautifully-illustrated book brings young readers on a journey through the major parts of a hospital stay.