World Arthritis day 2022:
World Arthritis day is observed on 12 October every year and it is a global health awareness event that helps create awareness about rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. This day aims to bring people around the world on a single platform so that their voices are heard and more support is provided for better treatment options for the people affected with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs).
World Arthritis Day 2022: Theme
The theme for World Arthritis day 2022 is “It’s in your hands, take action”. The theme aims to encourage people with arthritis, their caregivers, families, and the general public so that they don’t feel that they are alone in this situation.
World Arthritis Day 2022: Significance
World Arthritis day (WAD) plays a major role in encouraging people, medical organizations, and governments across the world to participate in the campaign to spread awareness. Arthritis is an inflammatory joint disorder affecting the joints tissues and connective tissues that results in joint pain and stiffness. There are more than 100 types of arthritis but osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common ones. Arthritis and related conditions have crippled many lives around the world.
World Arthritis Day 2022: History
World arthritis day (WAD) was established by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI). The first event for World Arthritis day was organized on 12 October 1996. Since then various local, and global communities like Arthritis Foundation have come together to raise awareness and fight the awareness gap in order to provide support and access to the communities.