Pain Awareness

Pain Awareness Month

Pain is not an easy topic to discuss, but if we bring arthritis out of the shadows, we believe the result will be eye-opening for everyone. September is National Pain Awareness Month, and you can help advance a national conversation about the true pain – physical and emotional – that arthritis causes. Read our open letter to America, check out our pain toolkit and take our pain quiz. And help make arthritis and its consequences more visible so it’s not a forgotten epidemic.

Do's and Don'ts of OTC Pain Meds for Arthritis

  • Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers are easy to buy but can cause harm when not taken as directed. Test your knowledge about taking acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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    Acetaminophen
    You can take the maximum dosage of acetaminophen and NSAIDs because they have different active ingredients.
    •  True
    •  False
    You can take the maximum dosage of acetaminophen and NSAIDs because they have different active ingredients.  
    Correct!

Thank You to Our Pain Awareness Month Sponsors

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Open Letter to America

Breaking the Arthritis Pain Chain