World Arthritis Day

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World Arthritis Day is observed every year on 12 October to spread awareness about the existence and impact of arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases.

Important facts

  • On this day, doctors and other professionals work to spread awareness through campaigns and different activities.

  • On this day, the patients of Arthritis are also advised about proper treatment etc. to recover from this disease.

  • On this day enough information is given about all types of arthritis like gout lupus, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis etc.

  • Theme of World Arthritis Day 2022 - "It's in your hands, take action".

  • The theme aims to encourage people with arthritis, their caregivers, families, and the general public to avail every opportunity to take action to improve their lifestyle.

Background of the day

  • World Arthritis Day (WAD) was established by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) and was first observed on 12 October 1996.

  • Since then many global communities such as the Arthritis Foundation have joined to raise awareness, provide support and outreach to communities, support stronger policies and research work.

What is Arthritis?

  • Arthritis is a disease associated with inflammation and pain of the joints. Which is called arthritis or rheumatism.

  • Two of the most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

  • The most effect of arthritis is seen in the knees and then in the hip bones. Many people feel pain and stiffness in their body from time to time.

  • Arthritis is caused by irritation and damage to the tissues of the joints.

  • It is most commonly found in adults over the age of 65, but it can also occur in children, adolescents, and young adults.

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