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World Arthritis Day

World Arthritis Day

October 12th of every year is celebrated as World Arthritis Day in many countries.  Arthritis is a condition which refers to damaged joints.  Osteoarthritis which is the most common form of arthritis occurs due to the wear and tear of the joints with progressing age. 

Your weight can be a risk factor for arthritis. Carrying extra weight for a prolonged period of time puts excess pressure on your joints (particularly the lower joints) and can increase the chances of osteoarthritis.