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 on how to cultivate a healthier lifestyle 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. Information provided at the classes includes: how the joints work, nutrition, self-management of pain, surgical techniques, medical treatments, physical therapy, and exercises to strengthen joints.
A schedule of upcoming classes follows:
- 10 a.m. – noon Feb. 13, Henry Ford Medical Center – Ford Road, 5500 Auto Club Drive, Dearborn.
- 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Feb. 13, William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine, 6525 Second Avenue, Detroit.
- 1– 3 p.m. Feb. 15, Henry Ford Medical Center – Columbus, 39450 W. 12 Mile Road, Novi.
- 3 – 5 p.m. March 6, Henry Ford Medical Center – Northwest, 7800 W. Outer Drive, Detroit.
- 5 – 7 p.m. March 6, Henry Ford Medical Center – Lakeside, 14500 Hall Road, Sterling Heights.
To register, call 313.972.4196 or visit www.henryford.com/joints.
MEDIA CONTACT: Angel Reynolds