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Marathon at 81? Why not? says Singapore’s Oldest Marathon Runner Mr Chan Meng Hui

Chan Meng Hui

Chan Meng Hui

HE HAS been running in marathons for more than 24 years. But Mr Chan Meng Hui is hardly an elite runner like Paula Radcliffe or Haile Gebrselassie.

You see, he is already 81 years old, and usually finishes the gruelling 42.195km route in last place.

For example, he took nearly […]

FAQ

Here some answers to frequently asked questions you may find useful.

1. Any side effects for a diabetes patient to undergo the total knee replacement? If so, what are they?

Dr. Kevin Yip: Extra precaution step needed for diabetes patient, such as giving the patient antibiotic before and during the operation to prevent any virus […]

Slap Tear

SYMPTOMS

There is sharp impingement-type shoulder pain and weakness when trying to perform specific overhead activities, such as throwing a ball or serving in tennis.

AETIOLOGY

The SLAP ligament (Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior) is the superior part of the glenoid labrum. Besides stabilising and centring the humeral head to the glenoid, it […]

Frozen Shoulder

SYMPTOMS

There is sudden or gradual onset of localised pain and stiffness in the shoulder, often in a middle-aged athlete, with no preceding trauma.

AETIOLOGY

Frozen shoulder is a capsulitis of unknown origin that makes the shoulder freeze because of a gradually shrinking capsule. The onset can be dramatic; the patient wakes up […]

Triceps Tendon Rupture

SYMPTOMS

There is acute onset of pain and bleeding around the triceps, tendor insection at the olecranon of the elbow, and loss of extension power.

AETIOLOGY

This is an injury occurring from an excessive eccentric contraction or direct impact to the elbow, often affecting players in contact sports. Occasionally an avulsion fracture may […]

Squeaker’s Wrist

SYMPTOMS

There is exercise-induced pain and crepitation and swelling 6-8 cm proximal to Lister’s tubercle at the wrist.

AETIOLOGY

These symptoms are caused by a peri-tendinous bursitis between the first (abductor pollucis longus, extensor pollucis brevis) and second (extensor carpi radialis longus, extensor carpi radialis brevis) extensor compartments. This condition often affects rowers, […]

Baseball Mallet Finger

SYMPTOMS

There is localised pain and swelling around the distal inter-phalangeal (DIP) joint, which is difficult or impossible to extend fully. In chronic cases, pain and swelling may be absent but the inability to extend the distal phalanx remains.

AETIOLOGY

This injury is a rupture of the most distal insertion of the extensor digitorum […]

Rupture of the Rectus Femoris Muscle

SYMPTOMS

There is an acute onset of sharp tearing pain in the proximal anterior thigh or towards the anterior iliac crest during activity. This injury often occurs during intense activity in sports like tennis, squash or other sprinting and jumping sports.

AETIOLOGY

This is usually a partial rupture of the insertion or proximal […]

Iliopsoas Related Groin Pain

SYMPTOMS

Gradual onset of diffuse or localised exercise-induced groin pain and occasionally lower back pain. A runner often complains that he cannot produce enough force in the stride forwards and a footballer cannot strike a ball properly. This condition can also present as low back pain.

AETIOLOGY

This is secondary pain in the groin […]

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (PCL)

SYMPTOMS

Immediate haemarthrosis and pain in the knee after a sudden hyper-flexion or hyperextension sprain or direct tackle. It is common in contact sports such as football and rugby and other high-intensity sports.

AETIOLOGY

The typical athlete suffers a hyperextension or valgus rotation sprain during sport or after a direct impact to the […]