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Can carrying heavy luggage lead to joint problems?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes, for some
Heavy, prolonged use of any joint in the human body over time can cause wear-tear and when body cannot heal as fast as the wear-tear occurs, then one have problem/symptoms from it such as pain, stiffness, decrease range of motion, swelling etc.
. So excessive use can cause degeneration of joints, some earlier than others. Good luck.

In brief: Yes, for some
Heavy, prolonged use of any joint in the human body over time can cause wear-tear and when body cannot heal as fast as the wear-tear occurs, then one have problem/symptoms from it such as pain, stiffness, decrease range of motion, swelling etc.
. So excessive use can cause degeneration of joints, some earlier than others. Good luck.
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