Today is World Arthritis Day!
Please take a minute to learn more about Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Guide: 60-Second Guide to RA
Inflammatory arthritis is an umbrella term describing a group of autoimmune diseases that involve inflammation in the joints. Autoimmune diseases occur when a body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. In the case of inflammatory arthritis a person’s joints are attacked, which can result in chronic pain and inflammation. Depending upon the specific type of inflammatory arthritis, different joints, organs and parts of the body may be affected.
The Show Us Your Hands! Inflammatory Arthritis Community Collage is a symbol of the wonderfully supportive inflammatory arthritis community that continues to grow and connect online. It acts as a reminder that we should be proud of our inflammatory arthritis hands. The Show Us Your Hands! community includes people who live with:
- Anykylosing Spondylitis
- Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
- Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Reactive Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sjogren’s Syndrome
- Still’s Disease
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Thank you for helping us raise awareness this World Arthritis Day by sharing this information with family and friends!