World Arthritis Week -15th Oct 2020


World Arthritis Week -WAW -2020 @ MEAF was a special week that unified people of all ages, races, and genders to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.

Each year, thousands of people all around the world take to social media using the #WorldArthritisDay hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to celebrate the strength and determination of people with arthritis.

An excerpt from an article where Dr Humeira Badsha , consultant rheumatologist and board member of Middle East Arthritis Foundation, said: “Arthritis is surrounded by many misconceptions, one of them being that it affects only the elderly, which is far from true. Children as young as six months can suffer from arthritis. The lack of awareness about the disease is the first thing we need to overcome as a community. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of symptoms yet, therefore diagnosis and treatment get delayed.”

“Another challenge in treating patients with arthritis is access to rheumatologists which is again due to lack of awareness. For any bone or joint pain, a patient generally goes to a GP for treatment, instead of a rheumatologist, thereby delaying diagnosis and treatment,” she added.

If you think you may have arthritis? Learn about the most common warning signs. Information about symptoms, health and lifestyle habits will help determine the type of arthritis you have.

Out of my own personal experiences what  I can share is connecting with other people, being active, taking medications & having a healthy lifestyle, having a positive mindset and being in the moment has taken me through my RA journey and is still doing so!!!

Will be uploading some informative writeups, videos soon….

Until then be gentle with yourself…I guess you are doing your best…keep going…




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