De Quervain’s is an inflammation of the tendon sheaths of the muscle tendons that course that run from your wrist to your thumb. The fluid-filled sheath enables the tendon to “glide” or “slide” easily through it. Tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the fluid-filled sheath (called the synovium) that surrounds a tendon. This inflammation can lead […]

Have you ever experienced pain in your shoulders as well as limited shoulder movements? If you do, the condition you are having is most likely a frozen shoulder, otherwise known as adhesive capsulitis. It is the second most common shoulder joint injury. Individuals over the age of 40 and particularly woman are more susceptible to […]

Do you have pain in your hand and arm? Maybe it feels like numbness and tingling as well? It could also present as a weak thumb or you might have difficulty gripping or flexing your thumb. You could be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. This means that your median nerve has been squeezed or compressed […]

Smoking is common practice in Malaysia. The prevalence of smoking amongst Malaysian men alone is about 46%. Research shows that as well as damaging the respiratory system, smoking is strongly associated with cancer and cardiovascular diseases and even causes harm to the urinary and reproductive systems. According to WHO statistics, worldwide on average one person […]

At Healthworks, we have assessed and treated many patients with runner’s knee, some are runners, and some are not. Firstly, everyone can get runner’s knee, it isn’t just for runners. Runner’s knee is a broad term for several knee problems. For this article, we are defining runner’s knee as patellofemoral pain syndrome. What are the […]

Many excuses for finding the right time are just disguised procrastination. “I’ll start dieting after I finish this batch of chocolates” “I just showered, I’ll head to the gym a bit later” “I ran out of whey protein, I’ll resume training when I get another tub”. Don’t buy into the hype. The best time to […]

What is cubital tunnel syndrome? Cubital tunnel syndrome is a common peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome in the human body. It occurs when the compression or irritation of the ulnar nerve in a tunnel on the inside edge of the elbow (‘funny bone’ in your elbow). Causes – Over-stretching the nerve (frequent bending of the elbow, […]