Category: StandUp2OA Digest
April 30, 2021
Low-impact activities can keep you moving and help build strength. Whatever you choose, start with just 10-15-minutes or less and build up your endurance over time. Try to do your exercise at least three times a week to get you on the road to less joint pain.
April 16, 2021
Feeling down and frustrated is a natural and understandable reaction to experiencing pain and stiffness. Continuing with social activities and hobbies is important for staying positive, which in turn makes it easier to cope with symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA).
April 1, 2021
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting 1 in 7 U.S. adults. Because there is no cure for OA, the management of symptoms (e.g. pain, tenderness and swelling) is essential for people living with the disease. For those recently diagnosed with OA, the strategies for pain management fall into two broad categories: pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic.
March 18, 2021
A vicious cycle can take place between obesity, osteoarthritis (OA), and disability. Fortunately, those who maintain a healthy weight are less likely to develop knee OA and therefore are less likely to need major surgical procedures to treat OA symptoms.
March 3, 2021
Obesity Care Week 2021 (OCW2021) is here and the OA Action Alliance is happy to be an OCW2021 Champion and support this important awareness week.