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World Arthritis Day 2021: Know its date, history & significance

World Arthritis Day 2021 is celebrated every year on October 12 to spread awareness on existence and impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, EBNW Story shares the history and significance of the day.

World Arthritis Day (WAD), celebrated each year on October 12 to spread awareness about the existence and impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, was first observed in 1996.

World Arthritis Day (WAD) 2021 Theme

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World Arthritis Day (WAD) 2021 significance 

Arthritis is a broad term used for more than a hundred diseases related to joints. It can cause swelling in or around a joint, resulting in pain, stiffness, and sometimes difficulty moving.

World Arthritis Day provides an opportunity for all communities, everywhere, to come together and to find a common voice to help bring the much-needed message to all audiences.

On this day, campaigns are launched and awareness is created on arthritis on its timely diagnosis and management strategies.

World Arthritis Day (WAD) 2021 challenges

There are around one-hundred million people undiagnosed who are trying to cope with symptoms that are often overlooked and frequently misdiagnosed, according to EULAR (European Alliance of Associations For Rheumatology).

Two main types of arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).