Send us your waving photographs and videos!

You can show your support for people around the world with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases by:

  • Sending us waving videos from a video sharing channel such as YouTube or Vimeo
  • Uploading waving photographs from your computer
  • Sending waving photographs from your mobile telephone
  • Sharing waving photographs from Facebook

The more people seen waving for World Arthritis Day in your photographs and videos the better, so grab your friends, family, colleagues, teammates and pets and start waving! You can also upload multiple waving photographs to the website at once, so be sure to take as many waving photographs as you can!

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Where were the most people waving?


  1. United States 12,624
  2. Greece 6,751
  3. Belgium 6,104
  4. Bulgaria 4,380
  5. Germany 4,101

Facts and figures

Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) encompass more than 200 different conditions including inflammatory diseases from rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondilitis to degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. In the industrialized world RMDs affect more individuals than any other disease group.

More than 120 million people across Europe alone are affected by RMDs

One third of all people are affected by rheumatic diseases at some point in their lifetime
Up to 85% of people will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives