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.
February 19, 2021
Ice can pose a challenge as surfaces such as walkways, steps, driveways, and sidewalks become extra slippery and increase the risk of falling. According to the CDC, 1 out of 5 falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. The National Council on Aging noted people with osteoarthritis (OA) experience 30% more falls and have a 20% greater risk of fractures than people who do not have OA.
February 5, 2021
This Sunday marks the final football game of the season. Whether you are interested in watching the game, halftime show, or commercials, sitting for an extended duration of time is likely in your future. The OA Action Alliance encourages you to try to squeeze in some movement during this Sunday’s event or any other long sitting sessions.
January 22, 2021
Healthy Weight Week is celebrated this year from January 19th through the 25th. During this week, Americans are encouraged to get moving, especially after the holidays, to improve their health.
January 8, 2021
Now that 2020 is behind us, it’s time to look forward to the new year and all of the possibilities ahead. The Osteoarthritis (OA) Action Alliance would love to be your trusted partner in helping you realize your personal goals in 2021.
December 18, 2020
It goes without saying, but 2020 has been a year which all of us will remember for the rest of our lives. In times like this, we need to stay resilient and be thankful for what we have. The OA Action Alliance would like to thank the readers of our newsletters, social media followers, committee members, volunteers, and 130+ member organizations for collectively helping to elevate osteoarthritis (OA) as a national health priority in 2020.
December 14, 2020
Check out our Year-End Infographic which lists some of our 2020 Successes!