8 Causes of Arthritis You Might Not Know About


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

Being overweight increases risk for osteoarthritis

"Double-jointed" people

Your job may increase your risk of osteoarthritis

Exercise can help protect joints from osteoarthritis

Sports-related injuries and other joint injuries can lead to osteoarthritis

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