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Osteoarthritis

8 Causes of Arthritis You Might Not Know About

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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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