Last Updated on Jun 22, 2020

Causes of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is usually caused by the wear and tear of joint structures due to old age.

The cause of osteoarthritis is often unknown. It is usually a result of the wear and tear of joint structures due to old age. Other causes of osteoarthritis include:

  • Injury in and around the joints
  • Infection from an open wound extending to a joint
  • Weakness of muscles around a joint
  • Occupational strain (E.g. Knees are at risk for a miner)
  • Exertion of the joints due to strenuous exercises For example - weight lifting
  • Obesity (Responsible for more load on the joints)
  • Deformities like bow - legs and unequal length of legs
  • Hereditary causes (runs in the family)

Comments

CHAITANYAchakravarthi Wednesday, December 26, 2012

can any one post the drugs in pipeline for the oesteoarthritis

SARFARAZ.MODI Wednesday, September 23, 2009

static quadriceps
strengthening exercises for quadriceps and hamstrings.
hot modalities

narinderksingh Tuesday, September 22, 2009

my wife has osteoarthritis. where she can get best treatment

SARFARAZ.MODI Wednesday, September 23, 2009

tell her to approach a good physiotherapist.

anirudhsharma04 Thursday, February 19, 2009

dear sir's
my name is anirudh sharma. my mother has arthritis. what is the treatment of arthritis

guest Monday, October 12, 2009

If the xray shows that the bones are rubbing on each other then a joint replacement is the only option!

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