May is National Arthritis month and a popular cell phone and tablet accessory company has partnered with the Arthritis Foundation to help raise awareness and funding for the leading cause of disability among Americans today.
PopSockets, phone grips that not only help mobile phone users take better selfies but allow people with arthritis to grip their devices more comfortably and securely, have joined the Arthritis Foundation’s campaign, “Let’s Get a Grip on Arthritis”. PopSockets will donate 10 per cent of their first quarter online net proceeds to the foundation to fund research to find a cure for arthritis and offer more resources for patients.
PopSockets allow for one handed operation and helps users avoid dropping their phone, mount their phone in a car or on a flat surface, take better pictures and even store earphones. The simple and innovative device received the Ease of Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation for helping to improve quality of life for people living with arthritis.
Nearly 54 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with arthritis by their doctor but it is estimated that as many as 91 million American may actually have the condition. And even with painful symptoms, many people have not received a diagnosis or treatment. By delaying treatment, permanent joint damage may occur.
Symptoms of Arthritis
- Pain, swelling, or stiffness in one or more joints
- Joints that are red or warm to the touch
- Joint tenderness or stiffness
- Difficulty moving a joint or doing daily activities
- Joint symptoms that cause you concern
If you or a loved one has joint symptoms that last more than three days or have several episodes of joint symptoms within one month, make an appointment with the doctor. There are more than 100 diseases and conditions related to arthritis and a proper diagnosis can help manage pain, preserve joint function and prevent more serious health problems.
Learn more about diagnosing arthritis by visiting the Arthritis Foundation website here.