A 42-year-old member asked:
what are the risk factors for arthritis in the elderly?
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Age is the most important risk factor. Joints age along with the rest of your body and deteriorate with time. Other risk factors include a family history of arthritis, prior injury or surgery to the joint and the amount of physical abuse to the joint over the years.
Answered on Jul 22, 2013
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