Classes Help Patients Living with Joint Pain

October 28, 2016

DETROIT – When joint pain begins to affect a patient’s life, negative feelings can surface. Fear of losing independence or apprehension about having surgery are two of the most common factors observed. Patients can counteract many of their worries by learning to manage their joint pain and maintain their active lifestyle.

Henry Ford Health System’s Joint Preservation Program aims to educate patients living with joint pain. A series of upcoming free educational classes will familiarize attendees with ways to slow down the progression of joint pain, focusing primarily on the knee and hip joints, without surgery. Information provided at the classes includes: how the joints work, self-management of pain, medical treatments, physical therapy, and exercises to strengthen joints.

A schedule of upcoming classes follows:

  • 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Nov. 8, William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine,
    6525 Second Avenue, Detroit
  • 10 a.m. – Noon. Nov. 10, Henry Ford Medical Center–Fairlane,
    19401 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn
  • 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Henry Ford Medical Center–Cottage,
    159 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Farms
  • 1 – 3 p.m. Dec. 1, Henry Ford Medical Center–Columbus,
    39450 W. 12 Mile Road, Novi
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Dec. 6, Henry Ford Medical Center–Detroit Northwest,
    7800 West Outer Drive, Detroit
  • 5 – 7 p.m. Dec. 6, Henry Ford Medical Center–Lakeside,
    14500 Hall Road, Sterling Heights
  • 1 – 3 p.m. Dec. 8, Henry Ford Medical Center–Fairlane,
    19401 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn
  • 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Dec. 13, William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine,
    6525 Second Avenue, Detroit

To register, contact Rebecca Austin at (313) 972-4196 or visit Joint Preservation.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Crystal Coleman
(313) 874-4679
Ccolem14@hfhs.org