World Arthritis Day: 12 October

World Arthritis Day: 12 October

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Category : Important Days Published on: October 12 2021

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  • Every year on October 12, World Arthritis Day (WAD) is observed to raise awareness about the existence and impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.
  • In 1996, Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) designated October 12 as World Arthritis Day to raise awareness about this debilitating condition.
  • Arthritis is not a single disease, but rather a catch-all term for over a hundred joint-related conditions. It can cause swelling in or around a joint, causing pain, stiffness, and, in some cases, difficulty moving.
  • The theme for World Arthritis Day 2021 is "Don't Delay, Connect Today: Time2Work."

Important Facts 

About Arthritis

  • Common Types of Arthritis: Osteoarthritis,Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout,Infectious Arthritis
  • Cause: A reduction in the normal amount of this cartilage tissue
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