Osteoarthritis Myths Debunked!


Fact or fiction?

Myth: Everyone will get osteoarthritis as they age.

Myth: There's no treatment for osteoarthritis once you have it.

Myth: Cracking your knuckles causes osteoarthritis.

Myth: Weather changes cause osteoarthritis.

Myth: Osteoarthritis is hereditary.

Myth: If I have osteoarthritis, I can't exercise.

Myth: Wearing good shoes can prevent osteoarthritis.

The HealthCentral Editorial Team

The HealthCentral Editorial Team


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