Health Days 2023

World Arthritis Day

Arthritis means inflammation or swelling of one or more joints, and there are more than 100 types, affecting the joints, tissues around the joint, or other connective tissues. Specific symptoms vary depending on type of arthritis, but usually include pain, swelling, and joint stiffness and reduction of its mobility range. Treatment varies according to severity and type of condition, and the world celebrates the International Arthritis Day on the twelfth of October every year.
  • ​Awareness of the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle.
  • Awareness of how to prevent arthritis, and reduce its risks.
  • Encouraging early detection of arthritis.
  • The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Other forms include gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.
  • Arthritis can limit the type of work you can do, or prevent you from working at all.
  • Physical activity - such as: walking, cycling, and swimming - reduces arthritis pain, improves function, mood, and quality of life.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight enables people to reduce their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis by controlling their weight.
Official Date:
Globally: October 12th, 2023
Locally: Rabiʽ al-Awwal 26th, 1445H


Last Update : 04 February 2023 01:22 PM
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