Shining a light on the reality of living with arthritis
This week, 7th-13th October, is National Arthritis Week.
The charity Versus Arthritis (formally known as Arthritis UK), has released a new campaign called #PainNoFilter and they said:
Millions of people in the UK live in pain every single day. And arthritis and related conditions are the largest cause of that pain.
It’s not short-term or one-off bursts but often constant and persistent. In fact, half of people with arthritis experience pain every single day and as many as eight in ten say they experience pain ‘most days.’
Despite its scale and impact society dismisses MSK pain as “just a bit of arthritis” or “just a bit of pain”.
That’s not ok and we need your help to change that.
#PainNoFilter aims to show the reality of living with the pain of arthritis and related conditions - no airbrushing, no filters, just a single image of what a moment in the life of someone in pain looks like.
If you have arthritis or a musculoskeletal condition, we’re asking you to share one image of your #PainNoFilter reality on your Instagram using the hashtag and tagging us @VersusArthritis from 7 October.
You don't need to face arthritis alone. Call the Verses Arthritis free helpline (Monday–Friday, 9am–8pm) on 0800 5200 520.
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