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I popped me wrist!

This is really an overdue post. I’ve been wanting to write about this for so long as it’s such an interesting experience for me, and a good one too!

A few months back, my right wrist was suffering from a dull nagging pain that just won’t go away. I think it was due to the awkward position I was sitting in while working on the laptop, as I was too cheap to get a proper office chair then (just started business mah :P).

You know those annoying pain from the inside that you can’t really treat except to wait for it to pass? Thing is most of the time, you really have no freakin’ idea when it’s going to pass and it’s not bad enough to pop painkillers.

I was recommended to go to Osso Bone Care by a friend. It’s located in Kuchai Entreprenuers Park, not too far from Mid Valley. I was quite apprehensive about seeking treatment from traditional medicine practitioners as frankly, the very idea just freaked me out. Anyway, my friend highly recommended it and she promised that I would be satisfied with the outcome.

I went there in the evening and was surprised to find that it’s a modern looking joint. None of those dingy nonsense you would find in town. The place was really clean and furnished with modern equipment I wouldn’t expect to find in a traditional medicine clinic.

Osso Bone Care.Osso Bone Care.

Traditional medicine in the modern space.Traditional medicine in modern space.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness.Cleanliness is next to Godliness.

Got myself registered and then I was ushered into a room.

Registering.
Young, pretty nurse doing the registration :D

The Sinseh, who is a young chap by the name of Calvin attended to me. Although my problem was the wrist, Calvin offered to “loosen” up my spine which, as scary as it sounded, brought great relief to my stiff back.

Fixing the neck.Twist it back in place.

Loosening the spine.Manhandled.

It’s quite daunting having my vertebrates snapped but man, after it’s over I felt like I just had a 2-hour Thai massage!

After the great back work, Calvin took me to another room to treat my aching wrist.

Wrist room.A special room for treatment of smaller body parts :)

Treating the wrist.Examining the wrist.

Hand.
Stretch….

Here’s a video of me receiving treatment. You can hear me speaking in Cantonese (I sounded so weird!).

Apparently my condition was caused by floor mopping, when I was twisting the water out of the mop. It’s quite common among women according to Calvin. He meticulously twisted my wrist and then proceeded to apply some chinese herbs to my wrist, which I had to wear for 48 hours. It smelt really weird but strangely soothing.

Chinese herb wrap.Chinese herbal wrap.

Calvin said that many people do not realise that their bone structures have been altered due to their adopted lifestyles. Minor things such as wearing the wrong shoes or sitting a certain way could affect your posture and health of your bones. You probably won’t realise it when you’re young but as you age, more symptoms would emerge such as aches, pains and inflammations. In my case, I had minor dislocations in my arm and wrist due to desk work and house chores. First visit to Osso Bone Care is only RM60/80 depending on which part of the body and subsequent visits are RM50/60 each, which I think are pretty reasonable.

Miraculously, after 48 hours, my wrist felt like its old self again. While I’m still a skeptic when it comes to traditional medicine but I have to say, for things like long term bone care, I would definitely seek treatment from traditional medicine pratitioners because they’re non invasive and from my experience, very effective too.


16 Responses to I popped me wrist!

  1. suanie May 6, 2008 at 10:39 am #

    wahhh janice so hot can die dot com

  2. wong May 6, 2008 at 10:59 am #

    Still can blogging no problem la~~~

  3. skyler May 6, 2008 at 11:24 am #

    Eh your fingernail polish very cute!

  4. Kimberlycun May 6, 2008 at 11:36 am #

    suan: i agree!!

    wong: heheh can blog more now lor

    skyler: thank you :D

  5. Jem May 6, 2008 at 12:14 pm #

    Non invasive…I think thats what you are trying to tell.

  6. Junkgirl May 6, 2008 at 12:28 pm #

    maybe you should take a break from blogging…
    just a suggestion

  7. Kimberlycun May 6, 2008 at 12:43 pm #

    jem: eh thanks for pointing it out :)

    junkgirl: nah, it’s not really the blogging that caused the pain. besides, i love it!

  8. Sheryl May 6, 2008 at 6:52 pm #

    aw..hope you have recovered fully babe!and keep blogging!~

  9. FeR May 6, 2008 at 8:18 pm #

    ooo! never knew there’s something like that so near to where i’m staying.
    good to have read it from here – have this dull ache on my lower back the last time but didn’t know what to do! (fortunately it’s gone now)

    but i’m usually more afraid to go to these practitioners. *hehe*

  10. Flick Chick May 6, 2008 at 10:00 pm #

    hey, i used to have the same problem before.. due to excessive clicking of the mouse (believe it or not :-)) and I also went to a sin seh.. God, it was really swollen and painful aft the massage.. but luckily i recovered from it.. the most excruciating pain that I’ve ever had!

  11. Kimberlycun May 6, 2008 at 10:25 pm #

    sheryl: my wrist is fine now thanks :)

    fer: eh do you have your lower back checked.

    flickchick: maybe in your case the sinseh didn’t do a very good job :(

  12. Simon Seow May 7, 2008 at 6:56 am #

    Cool. Now I know where to check up on my back pain.

  13. Kimberlycun May 7, 2008 at 8:30 am #

    simon: cool, don’t leave back ailment to go away. they’ll come back to haunt you when you’re older.

  14. stupe May 9, 2008 at 7:10 pm #

    Eh…that nurse and her uniform looked like some porn la. :P

    And since when chinese medicine got so….update?

  15. Kimberlycun May 12, 2008 at 4:34 am #

    stupe: where got lah!? -_- yes, they’re pretty modern nowadays.

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