Entries by Dr Roland Chong

Key Hole Surgery

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 […]

Common sports injuries faced by women

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 […]

ACL Tears in Tennis players

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 […]

Don’t Live with Shoulder Pain

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 […]

Q&A: Help! Experiencing shoulder pains when swimming

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 […]

Are Ironwomen more prone to Injury?

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 […]

Weight Loss: The Golden Ticket to Osteoarthritis Prevention

My 8 year old daughter confronted me just a few weeks ago about the miracle creams and pills that the television advertisements are showing for arthritis. “There is no need for any more surgery then.” That led me to wonder: if these supplements and creams are the tickets to osteoarthritis prevention, that is really an […]

Bone Loss – Perils of Treating Osteoporosis

Fragility fractures resulting from osteoporosis often require a long recovery period and can result in severe residual pain and immobility. Such fractures in the elderly often represent sentinel events and resulting in significant morbidity and even mortality. The prevention of such fractures involves fall prevention and the proper management of the underlying osteoporotic condition. Osteoporosis […]