Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week

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The annual event, Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week, is being held from October 12th – 20th this year. The purpose of this week is to promote various activities and events that focus on preventing poor joint health, managing joint diseases, and highlighting new treatments in the area of joint health. Here are the important awareness days, as well as the events being held on that day, featured in Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week.

World Arthritis Day – October 12
On this day, a free public seminar called, Experts in Arthritis is held in order to properly inform people who suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile arthritis. This event is not merely for those with any type of arthritis, but also for those who care for someone with arthritis. Plenty of patients and caregivers have joined in on the conversation in order to hear about the most effective treatments and new strategies when it comes to disease management.

World Spine Day – October 16
World Spine Day is another important initiative created for Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Straighten Up and Move.” It focuses on the importance of posture and how it can lead to a healthier, more flexible spine. Research has found that a life of poor posture and lack of daily activity can cause back pain and other spinal disorders which you certainly don’t want. Spinal disorders will cause back and neck pain, decrease your ability to do work, and disrupt healthy sleep patterns. Your spinal chord is very important to your everyday life. Treat it that way. Observe World Spine Day.

World Osteoporosis Day – October 20
On Monday October 20th, in observance of World Osteoporosis Day, the event Fit To A T will be held. In response to the Surgeon General’s report on bone health and bone density, “Fit To a T” was created in order to raise awareness for bone health, since the actual test that determines how healthy your bones are is called a “T Test.” Osteoporosis is a disease that diminishes bone density and is quite common for people in America. The idea of this awareness day is to educate and promote prevention. Osteoporosis does not discriminate based on age, however this program is really aimed at older adults in their forties reaching out to the elderly in their sixties and above. Again, the idea is to promote prevention, so those who are susceptible to fractures know how to arm themselves with knowledge so they can remain healthy and age in place.

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