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Joint Partnership

The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) and Sanofi Genzyme are committed to building awareness about the crucial function activity plays in improving joint health in the hemophilia community.

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About June for Joint Health

This June learn what your joints want, what they need, and how to help them keep you going.

June for Joint Health is encouragement for you and your family to develop new lifelong habits that promote safe, joint-building physical activities through June and beyond.

 

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Keep Your Joints Healthy

Did you know that nearly 80% of bleeds occur in your joints, and most of those bleeds go undetected, which may play a role in joint damage? 1-7

Clinical studies have shown that conditioning, stretching, exercising and the right treatment may help improve joint health, reduce joint bleeds and resolve target joints.8-12

As always, talk to your healthcare team before starting any physical activity.

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As you navigate the challenges of COVID-19, we want to make sure you have everything you need to prioritize healthy joints. To help you stay active, we launched virtual stretching seminars and made additional resources available all year long.
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A good way to care for our joints is to keep them and your muscles, ligaments, and bones strong and stable. Here are some tips that may help improve joint health.

As always, talk to your healthcare team before starting any physical activity.

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Whether you're new to daily stretching or it's always been a part of your routine, we're here to help. To make it easier for you and your family to prioritize healthy joint activities, we created resources including virtual stretching seminars and our stretching guides.

Contact your doctor or physical therapist before starting any physical activity or exercise program for recommendations that are specific to your current level of health. Do not stretch if a joint or muscle has had a recent bleed or is swollen, warm, or painful.

 

If you have other questions or need resources regarding
June for Joint Health, send us an email at handi@hemophilia.org