In this special article for World Young Rheumatic Diseases Day, I give a brutally candid account of my memories and experiences of juvenile arthritis when I was a child and how these events made me who I am today.Read More
The ‘Joel vs Arthritis’ podcast returns in 2021 with audio improvements, news about upcoming changes and a reading of popular article: The die has been cast as part of Joel’s ‘Chronically talking about pain’ awareness campaign in January.Read More
In this first full-length episode of the Joel vs Arthritis Podcast, I share my arthritis diagnosis experience and explain how my arthritis didn’t just impact me as a child, but everyone around me.Read More
This one is personal to me. I have had Juvenile Ideopathic Arthritis (JIA) since I was a kid and...Read More
Arthritis doesn’t discriminate, it doesn’t even care if you have arthritis or not, it’s going to change your plans. Juvenile arthritis is particularly cruel.
In this post, I tell my story of juvenile arthritis for the first time.Read More
Freelance writer, advocate, dad
Freelance writer, blogger and arthritis advocate who has had psoriatic-associated Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis from childhood. Raising awareness and sharing his experiences to help others, Joel specialises in parenting, pain and the mental health impact of living with chronic illness and writes for several leading charities and organisations including Scope, Versus Arthritis and Health Union.