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In This Issue

  • COVID-19 Resources for People with Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis in the Media
  • Webinars
  • Resources for OA Researchers

Help with Managing Joint Pain – New Resources on Osteoarthritis

Joint pain due to osteoarthritis slowing you down on the job?Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, is a serious disease affecting 1 in 7 US adults. The pain, stiffness, and swelling from OA can limit function, mobility, and quality of life. These symptoms may affect your ability to do daily and work routines such as writing or typing, standing or sitting for long periods, bending and walking, or going up and down stairs. The good news is that there are strategies that may help you manage this condition.

The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA) collaborated with Pfizer to update and expand OACareTools, an online toolkit with materials for people with OA, such as:

Do you have joint pain from osteoarthritis?
  • Find Your Path through Joint Pain – Do you sit most of the day? Are you on your feet most of the day? Learn some strategies that may help you manage joint pain due to osteoarthritis regardless of how you spend your day.
  • Getting Started with Physical Activity for Osteoarthritis – Physical activity may help reduce OA pain, but what type of movement is best? Where do you start? This worksheet can help you work with your healthcare provider to get started on a physical activity plan.
  • OA Signs & Symptoms in the Workplace – This video and postcard describe the signs and symptoms of OA and some tips to help manage joint pain in the workplace.
Explore the OACareTools Adults and Employees webpage to find resources to help understand and manage osteoarthritis pain at home and work.

My job as a surgeon is not just to fix a joint, but to give my patients the encouragement and tools they need to speed up their recovery and leave my clinic better than they have been in years.
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

 

COVID-19 Resources for People with Arthritis

Managing OA during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Osteoarthritis in the Media

The latest in news, policy, & practice on osteoarthritis

Webinars

3/16 Lunch & Learn

3/11 CCCR Speaker Series

Resources for OA Researchers

Click the button below to access our regularly updated list of Events and Conferences, Funding Opportunities, Webinars, and Announcements related to Osteoarthritis research. Remember to bookmark this website!

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