Premieres Saturday, June 1st at 9:00pm
on WTVP-HD 47.1.
– Empowering Techniques to Manage Arthritis and Enjoy An Active Lifestyle –
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 50 million
U.S. adults have been diagnosed with arthritis, and as the population ages, this number is expected
to increase sharply. Currently, there is no cure, but sports medicine specialist and author Dr. Vijay
Vad offers help for those who experience the limited mobility, pain and stiffness that come with
arthritis. With an overview of the facts, symptoms, and underlying causes for arthritis pain,
ACTIVE WITH ARTHRITIS outlines a three-step self-help program to empower arthritis
sufferers with techniques to manage their condition, minimize dependency on drugs and medical
interventions, and enjoy an active lifestyle. ACTIVE WITH ARTHRITIS WITH VIJAY VAD, M.D. premieres
Saturday, June 1 at 9:00 a.m. on WTVP-HD 47.1. The pain relief continues at 10:30 a.m. with
STOP BACK PAIN WITH VIJAY VAD, M.D.
In developing ACTIVE WITH ARTHRITIS, Dr. Vad’s goals are to help
those with arthritis:
Gain a better medical understanding of their disease
Be cognizant of the relationship between diet and joint illness
Learn about the proper use of supplements
Understand why exercise is important
Recognize the potential harm presented by the improper use of over-the-counter and
prescription NSAIDs and pain medications
Familiarize themselves with the pros and cons of current and new medical interventions
Through the course of the program, Dr. Vad discusses the gold standard of arthritis
care (remedies without harm; mobility without pain), five reasons the disease is today’s public
health epidemic, risk factors for getting it, and the three causes of pain in an arthritic joint.
Information is provided on exercise, how to eat smarter, integrative therapies, and the power of
the mind in reducing arthritis pain. Dr. Vad also offers guidelines on how to safely take NSAIDS,
discusses minimally invasive interventions, and presents the best lifestyle options.
ACTIVE WITH ARTHRITIS will encore Sunday, June 9 at 1:30 p.m.
on WTVP-HD 47.1.
Dr. Vad is a sports medicine specialist at the renowned Hospital for Special
Surgery in Manhattan, assistant professor at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and
author of Arthritis Rx, Back Rx, and Stop Pain. He has served as the
medical advisor for the professional men’s tennis circuit and as tennis medicine analyst with
MSG Networks and the Tennis Channel.
He is also actively involved with clinical research into the causes and treatments
for osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis and the focus of ACTIVE WITH
Dr. Vad grew up in Norman, Oklahoma, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma,
then received his M.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has been practicing
for more than a decade and has treated thousands of patients, including many world-class professional
athletes, as well as confirmed couch potatoes, and everyone in-between.
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