How Arthritis Impacts Lives – #MyWorldWithArthritis
Arthritis affects an estimated 6 million people in Canada and 54 million in the United States; it can significantly impact daily activities, work, relationships, school and the way people see themselves. With over 100 types of arthritis affecting people of all ages, the patient community is incredibly diverse and so are their experiences.
For World Arthritis Day, we asked our subscribers: “How has arthritis changed your world?”. Our aim was to bring attention to the prevalence of the disease and the different ways that it can impact the lives of individuals. In just a few days, we received 36 responses!
Thank you to everyone who generously shared their stories with us, your participation has helped spread awareness about the seriousness of arthritis and shown others living with the disease that they are not alone.
You can find all of the quotes we received below. To learn more about arthritis, please visit Arthritis Consumer Experts’ Disease Spotlights section.