Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Arthritis?10/29/13
(HealthDay News) -- Your risk for developing the pain and
stiffness of arthritis grows as you get older. While that's beyond
your control, other risk factors can be prevented.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions
these preventable risk factors for arthritis:
- Being overweight or obese, which can worsen or trigger knee
- Injuring a joint.
- Developing an infection at or near a joint.
- Having an occupation that requires repetitive squatting or
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