Every year on October 12, there is a global health awareness event called World Arthritis Day to raise people’s awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, their effects on people’s lives, the symptoms they cause, what can be done to prevent them, and how to get an early diagnosis to avoid complications. The goal of the day is to unite individuals from all over the world on a single platform to raise awareness and demand better support services for those suffering from musculoskeletal and rheumatic disorders (RMDs).
The theme for World Arthritis Day in 2022 is “It’s in your hands, take action,” appealing to everyone on Earth to band together for this cause in order to make this occasion successful for those who lack assistance.
The campaign’s slogan, “It’s in your hands, take action,” is meant to inspire people with arthritis, as well as their relatives, carers, and the general public, to seize every chance to make lifestyle improvements.
World Arthritis Day: What Is It? (WAD)
Arthritis is an inflammatory condition of the joints that affects the tissues surrounding the joints as well as other connective tissues, leading to pain and stiffness in the joints. There are more than 100 different forms of arthritis, but the two most prevalent are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. A lot of life has been made significantly more difficult by arthritis and related conditions due to a lack of understanding and assistance.
Flexibility, muscle strength, range of motion, and weight management help to significantly improve balance and coordination in addition to bone strength. Proprioceptive or balance exercises can help to further improve this. Regardless of how severe your arthritis is, you should start exercising.
Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) created World Arthritis Day (WAD), which was first marked on October 12, 1996. Since then, a number of international organisations, like the Arthritis Foundation, have become involved in the effort to spread the word about the issue in an effort to close the knowledge gap, offer assistance and access to the local populations, promote strict laws, and fund research.