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Before age 45, osteoarthritis (OA) is more common in men than in women. After age 45, OA is more common in women.
National Institute on Aging

In This Issue

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

Happy Father’s Day!

Many fathers will celebrate Sunday, June 19th with an activity such as golf, fishing, or camping. Others may choose to celebrate with their families or simply enjoy a day of relaxation. However the men in your life choose to spend the day, sore or stiff joints from osteoarthritis (OA) should not keep them from their favorite activities.

Men's Health MonthThere is a common myth that being active could make joint pain worse, but the opposite is true! Surprisingly, doing simple exercises to keep the body moving can help reduce pain and stiffness from OA. In honor of Father’s Day this year, share the following information with the men in your life to encourage them to stay active with OA.

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 exercise at least three times a week and as you get stronger, aim to exercise at least five days a week. Examples of joint-friendly activities include:

  • Walking – Did you know that people who walk with a friend – human or furry – actually spend more time walking than those who go it alone?
  • Water Exercise – Water aerobics or swimming can help build strength while relieving joint pain.
  • Yoga – Build strength, improve flexibility, increase blood flow, and calm your mind with a gentle yoga session.
  • Stretching and Strength Training – Regular stretching and strengthening will help improve your range of motion and strengthen your muscles.
Explore oaaction.unc.edu/JOINTPAIN to learn about treatment and lifestyle changes that can help you or your father get moving on a path to less joint pain!

I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.
Joyce Meyer

 

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

  • Arthritis Digest: Exercise in water to take on inflammatory arthritis symptoms (6/8/2022)
  • Versus Arthritis: “I found the online community a month after diagnosis and am so glad I did” (6/6/2022)
  • The Joint Action has posted a new podcast on the topic “Patellofemoral osteoarthritis – pain from behind the kneecap” (6/5/2022)
  • Healio: NFL physician, athletic trainer groups launch diversity in sports medicine program (6/3/2022)
  • The Back Pain Podcast has posted a new podcast on the topic “Physios Are People Too – What to Do When My Physio Doesn’t Know What’s Wrong” (6/2/2022)
  • June issue of Tai Chi for Health Institute newsletter has been released (6/1/2022)
  • AMD3 Foundation; The power of Anti-Inflammatory Foods, plus two recipes for summer (5/26/2022)
  • CreakyJoints: How to take the pain out of playing golf with arthritis (5/26/2022)
  • IHeartRadio: Dr. Amanda Nelson was interviewed for a CareWalks podcast on The Importance of Movement for Osteoarthritis (5/25/2022)
  • McMaster Optimal Aging Portal: 3 evidence-based strategies for foot health (5/25/2022)
  • The Guardian: Does turmeric’s reputation translate into real health benefits? (5/22/2022)

 

Webinars

6/15 Lunch & Learn

As we plan for future OAAA Lunch & Learns, we are asking for your feedback. Please take a short survey to help us improve this program.

6/29 UNC 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!

Events, Funding, and More

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