2013 > Stay Active & Pain - Free

Stay Active: & Pain - Free

Welcome to Better Health, the magazine for patients and friends of Bumrungrad International Hospital. Bone and joint pain is among the most common health problems affecting people young and old. Pain can have a debilitating effect on quality of life and normal daily activities.  

Highlights from This Issue


Many people try to ignore their pain in the hope that it will clear up without treatment – only to see the problem go from bad to worse. Our feature on page 9 has some good news: Today’s generation of joint replacement treatments with the assistance of robotic surgery is helping more and more people re-discover pain-free living.

Pain Relief

Treatments for painful joints are more effective than ever. Before deciding to grin- and-bear-it, get to know what causes painful joints, and discover the treatment advances that are helping patients enjoy a better quality life minus the pain.

Bone Myths & Truths

Many widely-held beliefs about bone and joint health turn out to be falsehoods or half-truths. Here’s a look at some of the popular myths, and the facts that prove them wrong.

Q & A

Being able to move freely and enjoy one’s favorite activities is a fundamental part of good life quality. Healthy bones and joints are critical to keep people moving freely. Dr. Siripong Ratanachai, a board certified orthopaedic surgeon at Bumrungrad, answers readers’ questions about bone and joint health.

Joint Replacement

Today’s advanced generation of joint replacement surgery is helping millions of patients return to active, pain-free living.

M.D. Focus

Get to know our doctors
Meet four Bumrungrad physicians as they share their thoughts on a range of health care topics.

Weight Management

Weight management approach tackles obesity’s heavy toll

Health Briefs

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