Joel vs Arthritis – Health Blogger and Arthritis Fighter

Support, information and a community for all things autoimmune

Hi, I’m Joel, I’m in my mid-thirties, from Norwich, UK and have had juvenile Arthritis since I was 11, diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis when I was 14 and Psoriatic Arthritis in my 20’s.

I created this blog to share my experiences, provide resources for people fighting autoimmune disorders and to act as a bit of self-help for myself when the going gets rough 🙂

I am stubborn and do as much as my body permits so although there will be posts when I’m struggling or having a bad day, I hope that I can inspire, demonstrate the positive side of those of us fighting arthritis or living with chronic pain and show that anything is possible with the right attitude and motivation.

I am always looking for feedback, contributions, guest posts etc. to help build what I am trying to achieve with this project so please do get in touch if you think you can help.

If you enjoy your time on this site or in any way find it useful, please don’t forget to subscribe to receive notifications of new posts and like, share and comment on any articles you enjoy – it really does help!

Thanks for visiting – Joel. 🙂

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Latest blog posts

Saturdays with my son

Oh, how I treasure Saturdays with my son, When mum’s at work, the boys have fun. Playing, parks, walks and rugby on the tv, When I could no longer play myself, these days came for me. There were times, early on, I was so apprehensive, Now, as you grow, your personality prevents it. We have…

First gym session in over a year!

I did it! It’s been over a year but I got over the pain and fear of failure and injury (mostly fear) and got my backside in the gym. I managed an hour but in all honesty, I could have done more – but my wife reminded me that I was looking after the baby…


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