Arthritis Awareness Month
A three-year-old in the hospital diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. A 25-year-old mother whose pain makes her unable to carry her own newborn. A grade 11 student who wakes up more days than not in excruciating pain. A 44-year-old trying to hold down his job despite the disability. A retiree who dealt for decades with osteoarthritis only to be diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in her late 60s. Arthritis is a serious problem in Canada, with over 4.6 million adults and children experiencing its effects each day. Arthritis Awareness Month is for them – a time to consider what living with chronic pain means and how we can help them.
If you have comments to share about arthritis, head to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to let us know. Together, we can change the perceptions around this disease and improve the fortunes of our neighbours who live with it. Please check back this month for updates on what The Arthritis Society is up to in terms of education and research.