Joint Pain

Learn more about preventing, treating and controlling joint inflammation and the common causes of joint pain. Read the latest research, advice and information about diets, medication and lifestyle practices to help you get the most effective joint pain relief.

Infectious arthritis

Infectious arthritis is joint inflammation caused by a bacterial, viral or fungal infection.

Did you know Michelangelo had joint pain?

Many people are not aware that this great renaissance sculptor and painter suffered from arthritis and joint pain. His continuous activity, however, allowed him to retain the use of his hands.

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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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