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WORLD ARTHRITIS DAY: OCTOBER 12

WORLD ARTHRITIS DAY: OCTOBER 12

Context:

Every year on October 12, World Arthritis Day is observed to raise awareness about arthritis. On this day campaigns are conducted around arthritis and awareness is created on the timely diagnosis and management strategies.

The World Arthritis Day theme 2021:

  •  Don’t Delay, Connect Today: Time2Work.

Aim of the Day:

  • The day aims to help raise awareness in all audiences across the world of the existence and impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, often referred to as RMDs.

About the Day:

  • In 1996, this day was started by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) to spread awareness about arthritis and encourage policymakers to help reduce the burden of arthritis.

Arthritis:

  • It is an inflammatory condition that causes pain and stiffness in joints which can worsen with age.
  • It is not a single disease but a broad term for more than a hundred diseases related to joints.

Types of Arthritis:

  • Osteoarthritis:
  • The cartilage that sits between the bones in a joint is damaged while in rheumatoid arthritis, our body's immune system attacks the joints.
  • Other than the damage to the joints, it can also affect muscles, connective tissue, tendons, and fibrous tissue.
  • Other forms of arthritis apart from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are spondyloarthropathies, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile arthritis, gout, infectious and reactive arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis.

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