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Can manual labour for 7+ years lead to arthritis in the hands and fingers?

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Dr. Jonathan Sollender
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: No

In colorado, the worker's compensation board has made the determination that osteoarthritis of the hand is not caused by work.
There is differences in each state how they agree/disagree with this. In general, degenerative arthritis (wear and tear type) is from a lifelone accumulation of stress, and has genetic predisposition as well. Arthritis is not brought on by most labor jobs.

In brief: No

In colorado, the worker's compensation board has made the determination that osteoarthritis of the hand is not caused by work.
There is differences in each state how they agree/disagree with this. In general, degenerative arthritis (wear and tear type) is from a lifelone accumulation of stress, and has genetic predisposition as well. Arthritis is not brought on by most labor jobs.
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine

In brief: Sure

Sure, hence the term "wear and tear".

In brief: Sure

Sure, hence the term "wear and tear".
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