5 situations you need to be aware of
Bone and joint discomfort is very common as you age, but it should not be in the way of your common daily activities. If you find it challenging to carry out simple tasks like climbing the stairs or walking your dog, it is time to seek advice from a medical professional.
Chronic pain is described as any pain lasting more than three months. It is quite normal to feel pain over a few days but after several weeks or even months, you really need to see a medical professional.
Are your joints feeling tighter and more uncomfortable with each passing day? A limited range of motion can mean joint disease such as arthritis. It’s important to see a medical professional as soon as you can to prevent your condition from worsening.
Do you feel wobbly when carrying out basic functions such as standing, sitting down, walking or standing up? If you answered yes, this certainly sounds like there is something wrong with your joints. It is best to consult with a medical professional to determine the cause of your instability, and then work on correcting it.
Have you recently suffered from a soft tissue injury, such as a sprained ankle, twisted knee, or busted wrist? Use the RICE method to see if the pain and swelling subsides within the two days. If you have not noticed any major improvements after the first two days, make an appointment to see a medical professional right away.
Know about the symptoms and cause of pain.
The symptoms of a fracture depend on which bone breaks.
For example, you will most likely know immediately if the problem is with your arm, leg or finger.
If you’re not sure, consider these possible symptoms:
Columbia Asia Hospitals offer orthopedic services covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment as well as rehabilitation for injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system associated with bones, muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues.
The orthopedic surgeons at Columbia Asia Hospitals are highly trained to provide treatment for all major and minor trauma, including sports and spinal surgeries. Our orthopedic team is supported by a comprehensive rehabilitation department to help patients regain their functions.
Our orthopedic team treats conditions and injuries that are related primarily to joints affected due to sports-related wear and tear as well as injuries. However, it is not just limited to only sports injuries, but all relative joints in various conditions.
Conditions are either acute or chronic such as:
Other conditions include:
Several procedures may combine both arthroscopic and standard surgery such as:
Our spine surgeons are responsible for spine conditions that cause pain such as:
Other than these, our spine surgeons also treat conditions like scoliosis which varies from congenital conditions to idiopathic in nature.
Children's musculoskeletal problems are being managed by our Pediatric Orthopedic surgeons which includes:
Treat bone and joint pain to ensure the best possible recovery.
The average recovery time for a knee replacement surgery is approximately six months, but it can take roughly 12 months to fully return to physically demanding activities.
The first orthopedic appointment typically involves an evaluation of your medical history. You can also expect physical tests and diagnostic examinations to examine your injury or condition. The orthopedic surgeon can assess anything from swelling to your range of motion, to reflexes, or even the condition of your skin. The doctor might order an X-ray, ultrasound or/and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan if further investigation is required.
Yes. Columbia Asia is panel hospital for various insurance companies and third party administrators, both local and international. We provide the means for you to receive medical coverage, giving you peace of mind while you are under our care.
Yes, we help patients in managing their pain through medications. Our team of physiotherapists also assist patients in managing their pain and getting them back to normal life through rehabilitation.
Chronic pain is generally thought of as pain that exists for three months or more, and does not resolve in response to treatment. It most often affects the musculoskeletal system, such as bones or joints, and can cause pain and discomfort that can affect daily activities.
For some patients, recovery takes a few weeks. For others, it can take several months. Depending on your overall health, the condition for which you were treated, and the type of surgery performed, you may be able to go home the same day or the day after surgery even if you have had a total joint replacement surgery.
What patients say about our orthopedic specialists and their stories!
Dr Harjeet Singh
Columbia Asia Hospital - Bukit Rimau
Dr Harjeet Singh is a true professional, always with words of comfort and assurance, both before and after my surgery. I have been to a number of private hospitals but I must say that I am most comfortable with Columbia Asia Bukit Rimau. Kudos to the team for their fantastic service.
Dr Manmohan Singh
Columbia Asia Hospital - Cheras
I had spine fusion surgery attended by the wonderful Dr Manmohan Singh. He is caring, always friendly and comforting. This is why he is my favourite doctor so I will return to Columbia Asia Cheras (or wherever Dr. Man is!) if I have another back pain in future (hopefully not!) :) He always says, ‘I just help, God heals’.
Dr Paul Ngalap Ayu
Columbia Asia Hospital - Petaling Jaya
From consultation, admission, surgery and discharge, I would give more than a five-star rating to Dr Paul and the nurses who took really GOOD care of my mum. Once again, thank you so much for everything especially to Dr Paul who is a SUPERB and caring and responsible doctor to all his patients!
Dr Paisal Hussein
Columbia Asia Hospital - Puchong
My daughter was at Columbia Asia Hospital - Puchong for an ankle fracture. Service was efficient and imaging was done very promptly. The orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Paisal Hussein, was competent while the nurses were caring and tirelessly took care of my daughter. I’m very grateful to all staff involved, including the administrative and rehab staff. Thank you all very much.
Dr Amin Mohamed Shamsudin
Columbia Asia Hospital - Setapak
My husband had an ACL operation with Dr Amin and now he is getting physiotherapy treatment with Ruby. Dr. Amin is super nice, very helpful and encouraging. Ruby and her team are also wonderfully great at their job. Friendly, cheerful and supportive throughout my husband’s recovery. Alhamdulillah, he is getting a lot better than ever, thanks to you guys.
Dr Yong Yuan Shyh
Columbia Asia Hospital - Setapak
Thank you, Dr Yong for suggesting to me the best treatment after I was diagnosed with mild slip disc. Also, thanks to all nurses on Level 2 who have been taking care of me especially during my spinal injection, and thank you to Vicky at Physio Dept who helped me with my physio sessions. Highly appreciated! Tiptop service!
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