News From Western Pennsylvania
"It all started when our first daughter, Avery, turned 2 years old. We noticed that she was limping on her right ankle, especially in the morning. Upon further inspection, her shoes were also not fitting the same due to swelling in her foot." Click here to read about why Avery's family participates in the 2013 Arthritis Walk- Pittsburgh.
Tai Chi is an ancient practice proven to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical well-being. The Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program, developed by Dr. Paul Lam, uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn and suitable for every fitness level. Click here to learn the benefits of tai chi and to learn about classes near you.
The second annual Arthritis Expo, presented by Tri Rivers Surgical Associates, will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Click here to learn all about the upcoming Arthritis Expo.
Terence Starz, MD is the 2013 Pittsburgh Arthritis Walk Medical Honoree. He has been involved with the Arthritis Walk since its inception at the “Joint Parade” in the 1980s and has served as Walk Chair for several years. Click here watch a video of him answering the top three questions he receives from patients related to osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is joint damage that has been caused by ongoing localized trauma (injury) to the joint. It is the typical arthritis people start to feel as they begin to enter middle age. It can also occur in young individuals often following an injury. Click here to learn about arthritis pain and a new program being offered by the Arthritis Foundation for pain management.
Have you checked out the Arthritis Foundation Advocacy Summit blog? Click here to read about Tonya and Amy's experience and what it is like to have your voice be heard on Capitol Hill!