Dubai Fitness Challenge: Residents of the city look forward to engage in the challenge despite knee complications.
22 October 2022, 12:00 AM
30 November 2022, 12:00 AM
The sixth edition of the Dubai Fitness Challenge will see people from all walks of life –from residents with special needs to people with knee osteoarthritis complications.
Dr Azam Badr Khan, a knee osteoarthritis surgeon at Prime Hospital who runs an awareness campaign, 'Lets Walk Again' said that his patients from the age of 30 up to 80 years old will take part in the Dubai Fitness Challenge, Expo Run, and a few of them during the mega Dubai Run. “Many of my patients are keen on participating in Expo Run as well as exercising 30 minutes for 30 days,” said Dr Khan.
Dr Khan is bringing in over 200 residents with knee and bone complications. The main motive behind this is to send out a message and raise awareness on knee health. “We have been raising awareness on many medical issues, but I am trying to raise awareness and the importance of knee health,” said Dr Khan.
“I have seen the complications and hurdles my patients go through and being a surgeon I want to urge people to keep surgery as the last option. Possibility of surgery in knee illness can be delayed with proper care and maintaining specific exercises,” said Dr Khan.