KORDEL AND ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION COLLABORATE WITH ATHLETES TO RAISE AWARENESS ON JOINT INJURIES
AUG 16, 2019 @ 11.25 AM
Kordel and Arthritis Foundation Malaysia (AFM) recently collaborated with local sports associations as well as the Sports Medicine Department at University of Malaya Medical Centre to raise awareness on the threats of silent joint injuries and how to reduce the risks and take preventive measures.
The purpose of this collaboration is to educate the public on the rising epidemic of arthritis, and the types of joint nutrition they could take early on before it seriously impacts a person’s health and lifestyle.
According to Dr Benjamin Cheah, president of AFM, although joint ailments can affect everyone from every walk of life, it is not clear exactly what causes osteoarthritis as age, weight (obesity factor), past injuries, family history as well as bone deformities
are all part contributory to the onset of osteoarthritis.
While it is commonly associated with the elderly, athletes and younger adults can also be afflicted with this degenerative disease. When osteoarthritis strikes, the cushioning material (cartilage) that covers the ends of the bones breaks down.
Symptoms can include pain, stiffness, crunching or grating sounds (when the joint is flexed), swelling and loss of flexibility. When cartilage wears away completely, the bones rub against each other, which can be even more painful and debilitating.
Researches have suggested that athletes and sports professionals are more prone to osteoarthritis than the general population.
“Athletes constantly push their bodies to the limit, therefore serious wear and tear is bound to occur,” continues Dr. Benjamin.
“In my younger days, I injured both my knees while doing sports and I’ve endured pain ever since. We shouldn’t wait too long to take action as we can prevent further damage with the right nutrition and practice,” shared Mike Mahen, Mr World Champion 2016 -2018.
“Many patients as young as in their 20 to 40s suffer from painful arthritic conditions. Education and awareness on how to recognise the symptoms are as important as taking preventive steps,” weighs in Dr Muhammad Rahmani.
Backed by the latest research on nutritional healing and disease prevention, Kordel’s has introduced Eggshell Membrane plus Boswellia in their Joint Care range. It is formulated with a blend of hydrolysed water-soluble eggshell membrane and added with Boswellia an extract which contains boswellic acids. This daily joint nutrition supplement has a Triple Actions Formula that can help to repair and protect Tendon and Ligament, repair and protects cartilage and joints, and anti-inflammation thus helping in joint recovery at the early stage.
“Should anyone sense any discomfort in moving or stretching, it could be a symptom of early osteoarthritis, especially those who are above the age of 30 or those who does a lot of strenuous activities. Prevention is always better than cure,” said Zid, brand manager for Kordel’s.
Kordel’s Eggshell Membrane plus Boswellia contains two unique patented ingredients which are the patented Biovaflex from eggshell membrane that provide six bioactives ingredients to nourish and regenerate joints, cartilage, tendons and ligaments, while the patented Boswellin is an extract from the Boswellia plant that acts as natural analgesic to stop inflammation fast and effective without side effects.
As part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, Kordel’s will be having their annual Family Charity Walk on September 8 at Padang Merbok, Jalan Parlimen. This 7-km walkathon is a charity drive to increase public awareness on joint health and raise funds for AFM.
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