Kids and teens suffering from obesity are at much higher risk of developing bone and joint problems.
Health care providers, parents and patients should look for the following problems, as finding them early allows for better treatment and may prevent lifelong problems that can interfere with comfort and the ability to lead an active life:
Pain in the Back or Hips
Visit the USBJI website to downloadand share the Posters highlighting what is important to boys and girls. Spanish versions available:
Parents and Patients
Primary Care Providers
United States Bone and Joint Initiative, NFP
9400 West Higgins Road, Suite 500
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 823-1822 Fax
Contact: Toby King
Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.