An Injured Knee is Like an Empty Coconut Husk

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During his talk at the Lianhe Zaobao LOHAS Health Seminar, Dr Kevin Lee gave the analogy of an empty coconut husk to help the audience understand the significance and impact of an injured knee joint. “Like an opened and empty coconut husk, the structure of the injured knee joint is incomplete and affects one’s movement,” Dr Kevin shared to the 600 audience present at the seminar. He also showed the audience a video footage of knee arthroscopy procedure.

Dr Kevin Lee has also given many international talks as an invited speaker in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia and Vietnam. Contact us for his next health seminar.

膝盖疼痛出在哪里

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在即将举行的乐活讲座之前,联合早报访问李文龄医生有关膝盖疼痛的病因与治疗。李医生描述了年轻人膝盖疼痛的两大病因:撞击性损伤,慢性损伤。他认为预防胜于治疗,人们应该维持健康体重,选择适合的运动。已有膝盖问题的人士该避免对膝盖对伤害较大的运动,例如踢足球与打篮球。在治疗方面除了开刀动手术,还有许多非手术的选择。


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Causes of Knee Pain and Its Treatment

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Dr Kevin Lee was interviewed by Lianhe Zaobao prior to his talk at the LOHAS Seminar on October 11 2014. In the interview, he talked about some of the causes of knee pain (in particular, sports injuries) and its treatment.

At the lower limb, the knee is the joint that bear the most weight and stress. The knee’s ability to withstand stress declines with age. It can be easily injured with aging and strenuous sports. For the latter, there are two main types of knee sports injury: acute trauma or impact injury; chronic wear and tear.

Sports Injuries

Prevention of such sports injuries is better than cure and Dr Lee believes that there are a few ways to prevent or slow down the onset of knee pain problems. The most important of all is to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity can greatly increase the stress on our kneecap. Individuals already with knee pain problems should avoid sports, such as marathon, football and badminton, that greatly stresses the knee joint. They should instead go for sports, such as swimming and cycling, that are helpful in maintaining joint health.

Knee Pain Treatment

Surgery is not the only treatment for knee pain and injuries. In many cases, knee inflammation or injuries can be treated non-surgically through treatment like physiotherapy, shockwave therapy and medication.

 

 

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