October 28, 2020
Flexion Therapeutics believes in a simple creed: Put the medicine where it matters the most. To discuss the role of advocacy, partnerships, and medicine in the fight against OA, we have invited our member organization Flexion Therapeutics to be the focus of our Monthly Member Spotlight!
October 23, 2020
Halloween is right around the corner and osteoarthritis (OA) has been allowed to lurk in the shadows for far too long. Fortunately, the OA Action Alliance is here to make OA a little less frightening for those diagnosed with the disease, their caregivers, and healthcare providers. Our coalition is guided by the vision, goals, and guiding principles set forth by the National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis: 2020 Update.
October 12, 2020
Initiated in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging, Active Aging Week (Oct 5-11, 2020) seeks to call attention to and wholeheartedly celebrate the positivity of aging today. While the risk of developing osteoarthritis (OA) increases with age, OA is not an inevitable part of aging. Evidence shows that injury prevention and weight loss can prevent the onset of OA, and weight loss or maintenance, physical activity, and self-management education can reduce the symptoms and progression of OA at any age.
September 25, 2020
COVID-19 has changed a lot of things, but one has stayed the same: Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. Did you know people with osteoarthritis are at higher risk for falls and fall-related injuries? Join the National Council on Aging this week in a nationwide effort to raise awareness about preventing falls.
September 21, 2020
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) strives to learn more about the journeys of their patients and the changes they are making in their lifestyles to cope. One such group that many don’t associate with osteoarthritis include adults in their 30’s who are just starting to feel the effects of the disease, but find it hard to connect with others about the pain they are feeling.
September 11, 2020
September 2020 marks the 5th Annual Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month (RDAM), a national awareness event sponsored by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and its public awareness campaign, Simple Tasks™. RDAM was created to raise awareness of the 100+ conditions under the umbrella of rheumatic disease.
August 28, 2020
Blue is the designated color for pain awareness. We’re encouraging everybody to participate in Pain Awareness Month by wearing blue on September 27th! Show your support by wearing blue to work (even if you are doing so remotely), taking a selfie, and tagging it with #ShowUsYourBlue and #PainAwarenessMonth. Here are some helpful resources the OA Action Alliance endorses to help manage the pain caused by arthritis.
August 13, 2020
Regular physical activity is important for all adults and those with arthritis are no exception. With the help of the American Council on Exercise, longtime supporter of the OA Action Alliance, here are some great ideas on how to get outdoors and be more active.
July 31, 2020
The creation of a training program that is both effective in preventing injury and supportive of the needs, performance, and goals of the athlete is much needed. Fortunately, the OA Action Alliance and National Athletic Trainers’ Association are here to help!
July 17, 2020
As Americans are being asked to practice social distancing, and many social and physical outlets of everyday life (e.g. gyms, churches) are closed, managing OA symptoms may be simultaneously more difficult and more important than ever. Another way in which COVID-19 has impacted many of us is in the way which we attend national, regional, and local conferences for work-related functions.