OrthoAtlanta Orthopedic Surgeon, Todd Schmidt, MD, Serves as 2018 Medical Honoree for the Atlanta Arthritis Foundation Walk to Cure Arthritis
Atlanta 2018 Walk to Cure Arthritis representatives including Senior Executive Director, Jamie Johnson and Meredith Boyd of the Arthritis Foundation Southeast Region with 2018 Medical Honoree Todd Schmidt, MD, OrthoAtlanta. Photo credit: Matt Boyd Photography.
ATLANTA, GA, May 1, 2018 –
Arthritis – it is just one simple word, but what it represents can be life altering to someone afflicted by this debilitating disease with no cure. With over 100 forms of arthritis and arthritis-related diseases, the needs of more than 50 million Americans suffering from arthritis is real. One in every 250 children lives with arthritis. Arthritis can make the simplest activities, such as opening a jar or tying your shoes, more painful; and it can lead to tragic consequences as it ravages the muscles and joints of some sufferers.
The good news, treatment options for those suffering from arthritis are many. Most treatments are non-surgical, typically including a combination of physical therapy and medicine(s). Only when conservative treatment is no longer effective is surgery considered. Surgical procedures range from a minimally-invasive arthroscopic cleaning procedure to a complete joint replacement, known as arthroplasty. Partnering with the arthritis foundation, OrthoAtlanta supports ongoing educational initiatives surrounding arthritis to promote awareness of different treatment options, insure medical research, provide advocacy, and create support groups.
This is why OrthoAtlanta orthopedic and sports medicine specialists is a leader among the many businesses, medical organizations, and dozens of personal teams sponsoring the Arthritis Foundation of Georgia and its annual Walk to Cure Arthritis on Sunday, May 5. Held at Concourse Office Park (near the King and Queen buildings) in Sandy Springs, Georgia, registration starts at 9 am, and the walk, including three-mile and one-mile routes, begin at 10 am. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs.
OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Todd Schmidt, MD, is honored to serve as the 2018 Medical Honoree for this year’s Atlanta Walk to Cure Arthritis. With specialties including sports medicine, joint preservation and reconstruction, Dr. Schmidt sees hundreds of patients each year, many suffering from various forms of arthritis, especially in the hips, knees, and shoulders. In the lead up to this year’s Walk to Cure Arthritis, Dr. Schmidt spoke with team leaders from businesses and medical organizations from across the Atlanta metro area who are raising funds for the annual event. Dr. Schmidt shared that keeping moving and keeping your muscles strong are keys to treating arthritis. As a true “Champion of YES!” for arthritis, Dr. Schmidt said, “It’s all about keeping us moving, so the Walk to Cure Arthritis is the perfect event to help raise awareness and funds for the Arthritis Foundation as they strive to achieve their mission of help and support, research, advocacy and finding a cure.”
OrthoAtlanta is among the proud sponsors and participants in this annual event.With 38 physicians and over 450 employees serving patients in 14 locations across the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, OrthoAtlanta provides treatment for bones, joints, muscles and spine, including both operative and non-operative therapy and treatment options for arthritis. OrthoAtlanta physicians and staff know the toll that arthritis takes on the bodies of patients afflicted with arthritis, and the frustration it can take on their lives.
The annual Walk to Cure Arthritis is hailed as the largest arthritis gathering in the world. Events held across the country and around the world raise awareness and funds research to find a cure for arthritis. The event brings people of all ages and ability level together with a passion and drive to find a cure for a disease that is the leading cause of disability in the United States. It’s not too late to help. You can join Team OrthoAtlanta, or donate to the Arthritis Foundation Walk to Cure Arthritis on the OrthoAtlanta Group Page for the 2018 Walk to Cure Arthritis Atlanta.
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