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What are some signs of arthritis and is it preventable?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Pain in joints
Some types of arthritis might run in the family.
However, that does not mean a person cannot do things to delay onset or decrease the effect. Start by getting a family history. Take that to a primary care provider for consultation and examination. Ask for a list of activities to avoid and for things to do for prevention. If needed, ask for a referral to a rheumatologist.

In brief: Pain in joints
Some types of arthritis might run in the family.
However, that does not mean a person cannot do things to delay onset or decrease the effect. Start by getting a family history. Take that to a primary care provider for consultation and examination. Ask for a list of activities to avoid and for things to do for prevention. If needed, ask for a referral to a rheumatologist.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. J. Patrick Tokarz
Start with your Primary Provider
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No, but...
You can minimize your risk of developing osteoarthritis by maintaining a healthy weight; symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, intermittent swelling, and, in more advanced cases, deformity; keeping your thigh and core musculature strong may help minimize your symptoms if you are developing oa.
Talk to your doctor about your specific risk factors. Good luck!

In brief: No, but...
You can minimize your risk of developing osteoarthritis by maintaining a healthy weight; symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, intermittent swelling, and, in more advanced cases, deformity; keeping your thigh and core musculature strong may help minimize your symptoms if you are developing oa.
Talk to your doctor about your specific risk factors. Good luck!
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Dr. Theodore Shybut
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