The latest news and research on all types of arthritis treatment, prevention and management.

Paracetamol ineffective for arthritis pain

A new study found that acetaminophen (paracetamol/Tylenol/Panado) is not ideal for treating osteoarthritis pain and that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are much more effective.

Tips for treating joint degeneration

Do you suffer from stiffness, pain and swelling in your joints? Do you get up in the morning and feel stiff? Are you afraid to go for a run because your knees might hurt?

Vitamin D no help for knee arthritis

There is a lack of evidence to support vitamin D supplementation for slowing osteoarthritis progression or structural change in knee arthritis.

Can viscosupplements alleviate arthritic knee pain?

Osteoarthritis sufferers have less hyaluronic acid in their joints than other people and many doctors believe that injecting hyaluronic acid into the affected joint will provide relief from arthritic symptoms.

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Professor Asgar Ali Kalla completed his MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 1975 at the University of Cape Town and his FRCP in 2003 in London. Professor Ali Kalla is the Isaac Albow Chair of Rheumatology at the University of Cape Town and also the Head of Division of Rheumatology at Groote Schuur Hospital. He has participated in a number of clinical trials for rheumatology and is active in community outreach. Prof Ali Kalla is an expert in Arthritis for Health24.

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