Women and girls have a higher risk of developing arthritis.
Osteoarthritis may run in families.
Osteoarthritis is more common in older people than younger people.
Thinner people are more likely to develop osteoarthritis than heavier people.
"Double-jointed" people or people with looser joints are less likely to develop osteoarthritis.
Your job may increase your risk of osteoarthritis.
Less exercise and more rest may protect joints from osteoarthritis.
Sports-related injuries and other joint injuries can lead to osteoarthritis.