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Arthritis Overview

What causes arthritis?

Osteoarthritis or wear and tear arthritis can be caused by:

  • Age: The older we are, the more likely we are to develop osteoarthritis.

  • Sex: Women are more likely than men to develop osteoarthritis.

  • Injury: Trauma causing injury to the cartilage may lead to arthritis.However, athletics or exercise without injury may help people with arthritis.

  • Obesity: More weight across your joint leads to more arthritis. People that are overweight have between a 2 to 3 time's higher chance of developing arthritis.

  • Genetics: Only a very small percentage of people with osteoarthritis have a genetic link. However, even with a genetic link, medical treatment can provide tremendous relief of pain.

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