At Shoulder Elbow Orthopaedic Group, we understand the honour and responsibility bestowed on us when patients trust us with their health. Our orthopaedic multi-disciplinary team is committed to a shared purpose to ensure the best care for our patients. Hence it is not only crucial for our orthopaedic surgeons to be equipped with updated surgical […]
About Dr Roland Chong
As an avid cyclist and a gym nut, Dr Chong Weng Wah Roland understands the rigorous demands and desires of an athlete. He is able to bridge the gap with his patients as the advice he offers them is based on his personal knowledge and experience. He understands that ageing is a natural and undeniable process, and living an athletic lifestyle is the key to Active Ageing.
Entries by Dr Roland Chong
Tennis elbow is a form of tendonosis that affects the lateral elbow tendons. It is also commonly referred to as lateral epicondylitis. When the thick fibrous tissue linking up the muscles and joints in the elbow deteriorates, it results in tennis elbow. Tendonosis is not to be confused with tendonitis. Tendonosis is much more serious […]
The rotator cuff, which is often improperly referred to as the rotator ‘cup’, is the section of your shoulder where four different muscles and tendons come together and connect to the upper arm bone or humerus. These four separate muscles are the Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor and Subscapularis. These muscles come together to form a […]
Rotator cuff injuries affect a large number of people every year and most commonly athletes or active hobbyists. Thus, conditioning the shoulder after the damage is extremely important. Shoulder conditioning is another term for physiotherapy and exercise. The better the conditioning program following the injury, the faster you can expect the injury to heal and […]
Often when the topic of surgery comes up during the discussion with my patients, the question of how big will my scar be or how many stitches will there be comes up. The pleasant surprise will then commonly be that with current technology, many sports related joint injuries can be treated via small key holes […]
Disclaimer: This article first appeared in Shape Magazine as an Interview with Gleneagles 1. What are some of the most common sports injuries faced by women? Women are increasing involved sports locally and the incidence of sports injury has increased as a result. Common injuries include those affecting the shoulders, elbows, wrists, back, hips, knees, foot […]
Tennis players did not admit to significant impairment when performing the majority of tennis strokes such as forehand, backhand, volleys, and serves. The major limitation referred to was landing after hitting a smash. This task has often been perceived by ACL deficient subjects as being difficult to carry out with confidence.8 Many players from the […]
Pain in the Arm “You know that feeling in your shoulder. It is a nagging ache and it goes down your deltoid. You cannot lie on your favorite side when you sleep and now you cannot rest well. You are starting to have problems with washing your hair and don’t even get started with putting […]
Question: I’m just came back from my offseason and have started training again. I’m experiencing shoulder pains when I swim that I never had before. What are the possible reasons and what are the things I can do to keep it healthy for my new season? Dr Roland Chong answers: Your pain sounds mechanical as […]
Women are very quickly becoming the fastest growing segment of endurance athletes. Studies suggest that women utilize less glycogen and more fat than men in long, lower-intensity exercise such as triathlons/ marathons/ pelotons. This makes female athletes particularly well suited for, and may potentially provide an advantage over men in endurance events. Triathletes are vulnerable […]
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