The most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Although it’s difficult to determine the cause of arthritis, common factors attributed to age, weight and lifestyle.
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Osteoarthritis’ exact cause remains unknown, but it is generally thought to stem from aging and wear and tear on joints, exacerbated for some by genes.
Osteoarthritis is the most commonly occurring of the about 200 types of arthritis according to medical experts. The disease indeed comes with age and it spares no one. By age forty, 90 percent of all individuals will have x-ray findings in their joints that one consistent with osteoarthritis although many will still be without symptoms.
Arthritis affects people of all ages, but it is most often occurs as a person gets older. Anyone can develop arthritis but it is more common to women, obese people, to the less educated and the elderly.