6 doctors weighed in:
Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get arthritis?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Bad luck, bad genes
There is much in life that is out of our control.
Genetics and luck do play some role. All we can do is to to improve our chances for achieving what we want out of life. A good diet and exercises still helps in a myriad of other things from mental health to other parts of physiologic health. Flexibility and low impact exercise is helpful with arthritis so keep it up!

In brief: Bad luck, bad genes
There is much in life that is out of our control.
Genetics and luck do play some role. All we can do is to to improve our chances for achieving what we want out of life. A good diet and exercises still helps in a myriad of other things from mental health to other parts of physiologic health. Flexibility and low impact exercise is helpful with arthritis so keep it up!
Dr. Hill Hastings
Dr. Hill Hastings
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Dr. Kirt Kimball
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not your fault
Most types of arthritis are not directly related to diet, exercise or smoking.
Sorry for your bad luck but your habits put you in a better place to deal with the disease.

In brief: Not your fault
Most types of arthritis are not directly related to diet, exercise or smoking.
Sorry for your bad luck but your habits put you in a better place to deal with the disease.
Dr. Kirt Kimball
Dr. Kirt Kimball
Thank
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Dr. Sonia Rapaport
Look at your diet as well...many patients find their symptoms improve with the elimination of wheat and sugar from their diets. Do a 2-4 week elimination and find out for yourself how your body responds to these potential inflammatory foods.
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