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September is Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada, an annual campaign that hopes to bring awareness of arthritis and the need for arthritis research.
Many people are aware of arthritis, but do not realize how much of an impact arthritis can have on a person’s life. Arthritis causes pain, stiffness and can impact a person’s psychological health and overall quality of life.
According to the Arthritis Society, arthritis consists of more than 100 different conditions which range from mild forms like tendinitis or bursitis to severe forms, such as systemic forms like rheumatoid arthritis to pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia. The common denominator for these conditions is joint and musculoskeletal pain and often the pain is a result of inflammation of the joint lining. Nearly 3 of 5 people with arthritis are of working age.
There are two main types of arthritis, inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis. The Arthritis Society defines inflammatory arthritis as a group of autoimmune disorders where an individual’s own antibodies attack the lining of the joints and sometimes other organs, causing inflammation, swelling and pain. The most common form of inflammatory arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis, other forms are lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, gout and psoriatic arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis and happens when there is damage in and around the joints which the body is unable to repair.
Some facts about arthritis:
Arthritis also makes a person approximately 30% more likely to report poor mental health or mood and anxiety disorders compared to a person with other chronic conditions, and 3 times more likely than a person without any chronic illness.
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