Thursday, November 12, 2015

"Don't Ignore The Pain" - Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur

Many of us are comfortable talking or at least voicing out about pain but the pain we tend to ignore unless and until unbearable or excruciating. I admit I am among the many who happily move on with life if pain is not bothersome but if the persistent "Pain Is No Gain" does not stop, my world comes crashing down. Certainly I will impatiently rush and push my way to the medical centre. The most worrying pain a year ago was the right side shoulder pain that travelled right down to my hand. I thought/imagined I was having a stroke until the doctor calmed me down. From there on, for that reason and more to that, I didn't mind driving the distance for the informative "Don't Ignore The Pain" campaign at Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur.

The "GKL's Don't Ignore The Pain" campaign aims to bring awareness to orthopaedic health and care, in order to live a full and happy life. More so as the recent survey conducted by GKL indicated that more than 82% of respondents would only seek proper Orthopaedic treatment as a last resort to a persistent musculoskeletal problem (yes, people like me) and that has prompted GKL to launch this "Orthopaedic Awareness Campaign" which will run until December 2015. During this time, GKL will be conducting a series of road-shows around Klang Valley to educate members of the public about orthopaedic and health and proper care. On top of free orthopaedic consultations by physiotherapists from GKL, participants will also be able to explore treatment options available for their conditions. To further motivate attendees to follow through in taking steps towards orthopaedic treatments,they will also be offered the "Get Your First Consultation At Just RM10".
GKL has also made efforts to extend the reach of their awareness campaign with the launch of an interactive microsite - This microsite has a self diagnosing tool to help visitors get insights on what their chronic musculoskeletal discomfort may be a result of. It also aims to be a strong information resource on taking the first steps in getting the help that they need towards orthopaedic treatments.
"We are very committed in spreading awareness on orthopaedic health with this campaign. We are aware that some people may not be able to make it to the road-shows where there will be complimentary orthopaedic examinations. However, we believe in bringing the awareness to them with the help of the microsite that is accessible anywhere ," expressed Dr. Ahmad Adzuan bin Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Office of GKL.

(Presentation by Dr Chin Chee Howe, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon)

The public can also win the RM10 first consultation vouchers if they participate in the online pain stimulator game "What Hurts" by logging on to the microsite. Furthermore, participants also stand a chance to win a Garmin VivoFit worth RM400 when they play "What Hurts" and/or join the various campaigns contests of Facebook.

We are attempting to make the topic of orthopaedic care a more approachable discussion for Malaysians of all ages. We hope that this campaign helps shed some light on a topic that isn't always discussed at home. GKL has a fantastic pioneering team of orthopaedic experts and technology to help patients get the long term solutions that they need to live a full, healthy and happy life," said Dr Adzuan.
The GKL Centre of Excellence in orthopaedics provides patients with end-to-end, cutting edge orthopaedic solutions in a simple, one-stop destination. With a strong team of pioneering physicians in orthopaedics and sports medicine, patients are provided the dedicated care that they need to optimize their physical capabilities after an injury or trauma.
For more information on GKL's "Don't Ignore the Pain" campaign and Orthopaedics at GKL, please call (603) 4141 3000. So, all you great people, as I always say, "Health Is Wealth" and "Don't Ignore The Pain" is now another of my favourite tagline.

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  1. This is a wonderful initiative and a good opportunity to get urself checked.. my mother has frozen shoulder & unfortunately there is no proper cure for it

  2. Good to know that.

    Yikes! That is one scary looking skeleton :p

  3. I always have pain and I kinda like to ignore it = =

  4. Well written Nava. True its bad to ignore persistent pain. I ve not been much into blogging as I am traveling in India on a family vacation. Lots to catch up when I come back. Hope you had a great Deepavali. TC

  5. Very informative! I think all women ignore pain until the very end!

  6. This is such an informative post, Nava! Glad you're sharing this :D


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