Early warning signs of arthritis

With arthritis being one of the big themes of this blog we thought it would be useful to share this great infographic looking at the early signs and symptoms of arthritis.

You might be interested in our earlier blog on the subject and the ensuing discussion we can be accessed here.

Early Warning Signs of Arthritis

From Visually.

Infographic: Understanding Arthritis – Types and Remedies

Infographic: Understanding Arthritis – Types and Remedies

Arthritis is often perceived as a condition that is exclusive to elderly people. However, it is also frighteningly common among children and young adults, and the average age for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers is 35. It is one of the most common forms of disability around the world and, at present, it has no known cure.

This infographic by Home Care Plus outlines some of the most common types of arthritis, detailing symptoms and causes. It also offers a list of remedies that can be put into action in order to ease the considerable pain that arthritis can cause. It makes for invaluable reading for arthritis sufferers especially, and also for people caring for those who have been affected by the condition.


Understand- Arthritis-Types-and-Remedies-Infographic
Understand- Arthritis-Types-and-Remedies-Infographic

World Arthritis Day is on October 12th. Find out how you can help! #WADHigh5

World Arthritis Day
World Arthritis Day

What is World Arthritis Day?

World Arthritis Day is a global initiative bringing people together to raise awareness of issues affecting people with RMDs. WAD is recognised every year on 12 OCTOBER and is supported by a year-round global campaign.

RMDs encompass over 200 different diseases and the symptoms can have a serious impact on daily life.2 RMDs can affect people of all ages including children and babies and if not treated appropriately, simple daily activities such as walking, climbing stairs, cooking, personal hygiene and working are affected – reducing quality of life and impacting on physical abilities.2

High 5 to EVERYONE affected by rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases. Who will you #WADHigh5 this World Arthritis Day? http://thndr.it/1VXuMpg #WADHigh5

In Europe alone, rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) affect over 120 MILLION PEOPLE.1 Almost EVERY FAMILY IS AFFECTED and RMDs impact on more individuals than any other disease group.1

It’s time to show support for people with RMDs. Help us to raise awareness of RMDs and bring the RMD community – including people with RMDs, their families and friends, healthcare professionals, carers, researchers, policy-makers and patient organisations – and the wider public together through a common action that is universally recognised and grabs attention – THE HIGH 5.

‘HIGH 5 FOR WORLD ARTHRITIS DAY’ asks people to share virtual High 5s to raise awareness of RMDs and to encourage people to take visible action over RMDs. Our aim is to take social media by storm!

But how? In addition to joining the Thunderclap, there are other ways you can get involved:

  •    Write a name on your hand and take a photo, share the virtual High 5 on social media using the hashtag #WADHigh5
  •    Visit the World Arthritis Day website www.worldarthritisday.org  to find a World Arthritis Day event near you



  1.        Questions and answers on rheumatic diseases fact sheet. EULAR. Available at: http://www.eular.org/myUploadData/files/Q-and-A-on-RMDs.pdf
  2.        10 things you should know about rheumatic diseases fact sheet. EULAR. Available at: http://www.eular.org/myUploadData/files/10%20things%20on%20RD.pdf
  3.        Physical activities and exercises for people with RMDs fact sheet. World Arthritis Day. Available at: http://www.worldarthritisday.org/xxx

Rheumatoid Arthritis – what you need to know about Arthritis and some of the people who have had it!

My grandmother for a start. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) made her life , pretty much, hell. Though I’m sure the second world war didn’t help.

Anyhow when I came across this great overview of of Rheumatoid arthritis. So please do have a look and share with anyone you think may find it of interest.

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
by manro.

July is #JuvenileArthritis Awareness Month! Please help us to tweet out awareness!

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
As you may know July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month!

Indeed in the USA alone 300,000 children have been diagnosed with arthritis. So we thought it would be a great idea to support the Arthritis Research Foundation’s Twitter awareness campaign.

So how do you do it?


Click through the embedded tweet below and the re-tweet it.

Easy. Just two click and you will have made a distance.

Please do join us and show the world how social media is revolutionising healthcare.

Thanks ever so much in advance.