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Can you get RA arthritis if double jointed?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: See below

To set things straight there is no such thing as being "double jointed".
This usually refers to people who are very flexible. These people can stretch the ligaments which support the joints and develop osteoarthritis but there is no connection between loose joints and rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune condition in which the body attacks its own joints.

In brief: See below

To set things straight there is no such thing as being "double jointed".
This usually refers to people who are very flexible. These people can stretch the ligaments which support the joints and develop osteoarthritis but there is no connection between loose joints and rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune condition in which the body attacks its own joints.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics

In brief: Certainly.

Hypermobility, or "double-jointedness" is common, is structural and inherited.
Rheumatoid arthritis is autoimmune, not usually inherited and can unfortunately befall anyone, including those who are hypermobile.

In brief: Certainly.

Hypermobility, or "double-jointedness" is common, is structural and inherited.
Rheumatoid arthritis is autoimmune, not usually inherited and can unfortunately befall anyone, including those who are hypermobile.
Dr. Christine Hom
Dr. Christine Hom
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