Arthritis

Test your knee pain knowledge

Test your knee health smarts

Every extra kilogram of weight you gain adds a kilogram of extra pressure to your knees.


RICE can be good for a sore knee.


Running up and down stairs is a great workout for your knees.


To get the most out of squats and lunges, aim to bend your knees at about a 60-degree angle.


One of the most common knee injuries is to the ACL.


Women have a higher risk for ACL tears compared to men.


With osteoarthritis of the knee, pain is typically worse at night.


A warm-up period of 5-10 minutes before exercise, and a cool-down period of similar length, is generally considered sufficient as an important means to help prevent joint injuries.


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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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