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Musculoskeletal Working Group Community Event
The Hindu Cultural Society of Havering, UK decided to host a meeting of its members on musculo skeletal health of the community on 19th March 2013 and they very kindly invited Professor Kuntal Chakraverty (chair of the MS working group) to talk on aspects of musculoskeletal pain and arthritis, which he was delighted to accept.
The occasion was held under the auspices of the South Asian Health Foundation, UK Musculoskeletal Working Group whose members are Dr R Adur, our local GP and Professor Chakraverty. The meeting was an interactive meeting and well attended by over 40-50 people and the hall was to its full capacity.
The discussion took place on the various causes of musculoskeletal pain and presentations of various types of arthritis. There was a very useful discussion on the compliance and perseverence of treatment as most people tend to believe that arthritis may still be curable. The most important thing that came out of this meeting was an enthusiastic group of volunteers who have agreed to be involved actively and prepared to work on translation of some of the ARUK Patient information leaflets in various non english languages.
It was felt that this group can be a very useful resource to solve many problems in educating the immigrant population who are not well conversant in English. when they develop musculoskeletal disorders.