July 23, 2021
The popularity of podcasts continues to rise. The OA Action Alliance regularly participates in podcasts to help elevate OA as a national health priority and promote arthritis-appropriate, evidence-based interventions for the prevention, management, and treatment of OA.
July 9, 2021
July is the perfect time to see what your local parks and recreational facilities have to offer. According to the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), various research studies are confirming that community parks and recreation, green spaces and time outdoors are critical for creating healthy, active, and sustainable communities.
June 25, 2021
With summer upon us and restaurants, stores, and worksites starting to open up again, now is a great time to remember to stay safe. Here are some ideas on how to celebrate National Safety Month.
June 11, 2021
Many fathers will celebrate Sunday, June 20th with an activity such as golf, fishing, or camping. Others may choose to celebrate with their families or simply enjoy a day of relaxing. However you choose to honor the men in your life, here are some ideas on how to let them know you care.
May 28, 2021
This May we join President Joe Biden and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) to promote National Physical Fitness & Sports Month. Check out the ODPHP’s interactive Move Your Way Activity Planner to find ways you can get moving this week.
May 14, 2021
The CDC estimates that 1 in 4 US adults have some form of arthritis, a figure that is projected to reach 78 million by the year 2040. To help you live a full life, the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance just launched a NEW resource section on our website for people with joint pain.
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.