Did you know that May is National Arthritis Awareness Month? With thousands of people in the U.S. seeking arthritis treatment every year, arthritis is an important condition to recognize and understand.
When it comes to arthritis treatment, joint pain management is often an important issue. Whether you are suffering from osteoarthritis in the knee, hand arthritis, or some other type of arthritis, one of the major symptoms of arthritis is pain. Understanding joint pain management is an important part of arthritis treatment.
Walking is a physical activity that plays an important part of pain management for those suffering from arthritis. The latest research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that walking is a key part of joint pain management for people suffering from arthritis. Benefits of walking as a part of arthritis treatment include the fact that it is:
- Low impact – Making it easier on muscles and joints
- Convenient – Can be done in brief amounts of time almost anywhere and without special equipment
- Beneficial – Helps to relief some of the joint pain caused by arthritis symptoms while improving overall physical function including gait speed
Community programs sponsored by the CDC for arthritis treatment include the Walk with Ease program and the I am the Face of Arthritis public awareness campaign. Learn more information about Walk with Ease and I am the Face of Arthritis.