If your knees and back hurt, you are not alone. If you’ve ever had a sore neck from sleeping the wrong way or an aching back from playing with the (grand)kids, you’re among the millions of Americans who suffer from temporary or chronic bone and joint pain.
As the prevalence of conditions causing chronic pain have increased, so too has the need for education, prevention, and treatment. Faced with increasing statistics of millions around the world suffering from musculoskeletal conditions, the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative and Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health have coordinated an annual event. Each year in October, Bone and Joint Health National Action Week provides awareness, education, and discussion of the various musculoskeletal conditions including arthritis, back pain, trauma, pediatric conditions, osteoporosis, and others.
Bone and Joint Health National Action Week is structured around giving people the information, education, and resources to prevent or manage conditions. With an increasing population age in the U.S., more people each day are being affected by chronic pain conditions related to their bones and joints. However, it’s not only older adults who suffer chronic bone and joint pain. At Incrediwear, our goal is to provide you with the maximum amount of pain relief to help you live an incredible life.
Bone and Joint Facts
- More than half the American population over the age of 54 are affected by musculoskeletal (bone and joint) conditions.
- One in three (33%) people over the age of 18 require medical care for a musculoskeletal condition.
- Bone and joint conditions are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability worldwide.
- Musculoskeletal conditions include back pain, arthritis, traumatic injuries, osteoporosis, spinal deformity, and childhood conditions.
- The global prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions is predicted to increase greatly due to increasing life expectancy and changes in risk factors.
- Musculoskeletal conditions can lead to disabilities, diminished productivity, and decreased quality of life.
- Treatment and lost wage costs associated with musculoskeletal diseases in the U.S. alone was estimated at $874 billion in 2009 to 2011 - equal to 5.73 percent of gross domestic product.
How Incrediwear Helps
Bone and Joint Health National Action Week is a reminder about the millions of Americans who live with chronic pain. It’s difficult to fully enjoy life when you're in pain. It can affect quality of life and keep you from reaching your potential.
If you are suffering from arthritis, back pain, trauma, pediatric conditions affecting bones, or osteoporosis, we’re here to help. We hear back from customers every day about the joint relief they experience while using our wearable technology. If you are among those with musculoskeletal conditions or chronic pain, take a look at the reviews of the products in our catalog. We can’t wait to hear your story of pain relief!
Action Week Schedule
The week includes themed days, each with a specific focus.
World Arthritis Day raises awareness about the disease. Affecting an estimated 54 million in the U.S. alone, arthritis patients, advocates, and the medical community at large come together to discuss preventions, solutions, and treatment. (Read more: Incrediwear’s 5 Tips about Natural Arthritis Treatments)
World Spine Day emphasizes the importance of a healthy posture and physical activity as part of effective habits for spinal health and injury prevention. With the challenges of the pandemic, many have been indoors for months, making them more at risk for spinal pain and disability.
World Trauma Day is a day set aside to educate about prevention, effective intervention and treatment of traumatic injuries. This can include the traumatic events such as car accidents and natural disasters, as well as the disabilities developed from the event.
World Pediatric Bone and Joint (PB&J) Day highlights the impact of PB&J conditions on children. Children’s musculoskeletal health issues affect more than 2 million worldwide, resulting in children with chronic pain. Early detection and assessment has been shown to decrease the damage to nerves. This day seeks to spread awareness about PB&J conditions, in addition to encouraging healthy childhood exercise and activities.
World Osteoporosis Day increases awareness about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis. Early action is important for bone and muscle health. The public is encouraged to exercise regularly, eat a bone-healthy diet, and have discussions with an orthopedist about osteoporosis.