September is Pain Awareness Month
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.
Join us on HealthUnlocked: Join this online community for a safe and anonymous place to share experiences and connect with others. Set up as a social network, you can interact and talk directly to people with the same condition as you.
Take the Managing Your Pain Quiz: Take the pain quiz created by the Arthritis Foundation on the Do’s and Don’ts of OTC Pain Meds for Arthritis and help make arthritis and its consequences more visible so it’s not a forgotten epidemic.
Live Better with Pain Log: Use this online log created by the American Chronic Pain Association for tracking pain daily or several times a week to understand what makes your pain worse so you can begin to work on ways to reduce or deal with your pain “triggers.”
When I meet children and people who suffer, when they mention any kind of pain, emotional pain, physical pain, I know what they need, because it’s the same thing I need. They need healing, they need peace, they need joy, they need hope.