ZANESVILLE, OH--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - This Halloween the physicians of Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville are encouraging patients to think about their own skeletons and are increasing public awareness of musculoskeletal conditions.

Bone and joint disorders challenge every one in three Americans and Dr. Saunders, president of OAZ, is offering tips for preventing these conditions.

"Many people don't realize that Musculoskeletal conditions are the number one reason people visit a doctor," Saunders said. "Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville see this as a great opportunity to remind people of all ages about bone and joint health."

Some of Saunders tips include:

--  Eating a well-balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D
--  Participating in regular exercise
--  Taking safety precautions to protect your bones and prevent falls
--  Limiting alcohol intake
--  Maintaining normal hormonal balance in premenopausal women
--  Avoiding excessive dieting

October also celebrates Bone and Joint Awareness Week, which is October 13-19.

About Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville

Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville is a full service, comprehensive, state-of-the-art orthopaedic center, with a mission dedicated to relieving pain and restoring an active lifestyle in each of the patients they treat. Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville has a team of highly skilled and board certified orthopaedic surgeons, as well as specialized health care professionals. Concentrating in bone and joint-related injuries, a team of physicians and health care professionals are orthopaedic specialists provide effective diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation care through a full range of orthopaedic services in a comprehensive, state-of-the-art center. For more information, visit

Contact Information: Contact: Megan Shroy Paul Werth Associates (614) 224-8114