OCTOBER & OSTEOARTHRITIS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
October is an important month for people dealing with arthritis as there are two special events that highlight the challenges of arthritis.
The first event is Bone and Joint National Action Week which is held annually from 12-20th October. Activities are focused on disorders including arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis, and the effects of childhood obesity on the musculoskeletal system.1
The second event, which is the first day that kicks off Bone and Joint National Action Week, is World Arthritis Day. This special day is celebrated all around the world on October 12th each year. It's a day dedicated to people who have rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs), which are conditions that affect the joints and muscles.
World Arthritis Day brings people with these conditions together and gives them an opportunity to connect, share their stories, and support each other. By dedicating a day to this disease, it creates a sense of community, so no one feels alone in their journey with arthritis.3
We take the treatment of Osteoarthritis seriously and want to connect you to other sufferers on this day and every day, while continuously bringing you information to empower you to take control of your Osteoarthritis!
Having said that, one common suggestion to ease joint pain is to get those joints moving. Exercising is important for making your body more flexible, keeping your joints stable, and making your muscles stronger. Activities like swimming, water aerobics, and gentle strength training are good options to consider.4