World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day is celebrated every year on October 19 to spread awareness about the impact of musculoskeletal conditions, especially in children across the world. The main purpose of this international day is to spread awareness about the effect of musculoskeletal disorders among children across the world.
Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the type of diseases which affects the ligaments, muscles, bones, joints, and muscles. This type of disorder in teenagers and children is very common. Some of the examples of this type of condition are bone fractures, muscular dystrophy, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and many more. All these disorders or conditions affect mobility. There are several common causes of musculoskeletal conditions in children such as playground accidents, sports injuries, car accidents, and many more. There are some other causes of musculoskeletal disorders are poor posture, vitamin D deficiency, and obesity.
There are about 19 million children are receiving the medical treatment of musculoskeletal disorders in the United States. If any child is suffering from a musculoskeletal disorder, then they may miss school or other work due to back pain or joint pain. Most of the children miss school in the United States due to musculoskeletal-related conditions.
To celebrate this day, there are several conferences, debates, seminars, and many more programs are arranging to raise awareness about the impact of musculoskeletal disorders among teenagers. Children should take a healthy diet that contains vitamin D and calcium that helps in preventing musculoskeletal disorders.