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About this Global
Year Campaign

Joint pain affects millions of people who suffer from a wide variety of ailments and conditions. Chronic joint pain can be manageable, but treatment is often inadequate, and patients may continue to suffer. Indeed, medications are sometimes unsafe, making rehabilitation and physical therapy essential.

Joint pain also can exact substantial financial and other costs -- high medical expenses, lost work days, and diminished quality and productivity in people’s work and personal lives. Aging populations, sedentary lifestyles, and an increasing propensity toward obesity all mean that the problem of joint pain is likely to continue unabated worldwide.

Global Year Against Pain in the Joints

Global Year Against Pain in the Joints

IASP’s 2016 Global Year Against Pain in the Joints campaign addressed these issues and concerns in the following ways:

  • Disseminating information on joint pain
  • Connecting pain researchers to health-care professionals who interact with patients
  • Increasing awareness of joint pain among government officials, the news media, the general public, and patient organizations worldwide, and
  • Encouraging government leaders, research institutions, and other individuals and organizations to support research aimed at producing more effective and accessible treatment methods and outcomes for people with joint pain
2016 Global Year Against Pain in the Joints
Pain in the Joints
Global Year Fact Sheets

Global Year Fact Sheets

The International Association for the Study of Pain is happy to provide access to this year's Global Year fact sheets. Please contact us to inquire.

  • Patients and Joint Pain
  • Assessing Joint Pain Experimentally
  • Joint Biochemical Markers
  • Animal Models of Osteoarthritis Pain
  • Assessing Joint Pain Function in the Clinic
  • Exercise, Sports, and Joint Pain
  • Predispositions and Other Important Factors
  • Alternative Treatment Options for Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Pain in Pet Dogs and Cats
  • Inflammatory Pain--Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
  • Joint Pain Epidemiology
  • Neuropathic Components
  • Osteoarthritis Pain
  • Chronic Pain After Joint Surgery
  • Joint Imaging
  • Joint Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology
  • Visualization of Joint Pain
  • WHO Analgesic Ladder
  • New Treatment Opportunities
  • Joint Pain in Children
  • Patellofemoral Joint Pain
Global Year Volunteers

Meet the Task Force

Meet our multidisciplinary team of volunteers that oversees all aspects of this year’s global campaign.

Joint Pain
Joint Pain
Letter from the President

Letter from the President

On these Global Year web pages, you will find a wide array of resources and ways to participate. Whether you are pain researcher, clinician, an IASP chapter leader, or a partner organization, it’s easy to help spread the message that patients can lead pain-free, healthier lives. Among the resources are 20 downloadable fact sheets in several languages, lists of articles on joint pain from PAIN and Pain: Clinical Updates, a news release and FAQs for the media, a tool kit that IASP chapters may explore for ideas to increase awareness in their countries, and much more—all for free.

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Previous Global Years

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