Golfer Phil Mickelson has launched an arthritis awareness campaign. The PGA golf pro suffers from psoriatic arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease.
Mickelson is lucky that his case of psoriatic arthritis was caught early. The disease causes stiffness, swelling and pain in the joints, and it could have seriously impacted his abilities on the golf course.
The treatment plan that Phil Mickelson used helped, and he is now able to play just fine. However, the impact of the pain of the disease left a lasting impression, which is why Mickelson has chosen to help make people more aware of psoriatic arthritis.
The golfer has created a partnership with Amgen and Pfizer Inc., and he launched his campaign on Wednesday, March 2. It is called "On Course with Phil." He hopes to increase awareness of the diseases of psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and plaque psoriasis. The point of the campaign is for people to get a diagnosis and seek treatment for these difficult and painful diseases.
It is great news that Phil Mickelson was able to get back up to speed after the proper treatment, and it is wonderful that he is sharing his story in hopes of helping fans around the world receive treatment for arthritis as well.
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