What are the major causes of Arthritis?



Arthritis is one of the oldest known diseases, and it is caused by multiple factors acting together. Calling it Arthritis is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disorder. This joint disorder or pain is caused due to inflammation on the joints or fluid build up. But the main reason behind this disease can be divided into two types, controllable and noncontrollable causes of arthritis. Let’s take a look at them:


Non-Controllable causes of arthritis

Gender: Females are more at risk for arthritis.


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Genetic: Some types of arthritis can pass on from one generation to another genetically.


Controllable causes of arthritis

Injury: Post-traumatic arthritis can be caused by injuries.  

Abnormal metabolism: Abnormal metabolism result in weight gain and obesity, which can trigger onset and progression of arthritis.

Infections: Caused by microbial agents which might lead to different types of arthritis.

Occupation: Jobs that require frequent use of joints because of bending and squatting, might lead to arthritis too.

Lifestyle: Arthritis can also be caused by the type of lifestyle or previous medical condition.  



There are also some environmental factors that might increase the risk further if you’re susceptible to a condition. These include such as:

  • Previous Injury
  • Infection
  • Smoking
  • Occupations which are very physically demanding and required repetitive motions.

Although we can not do anything about the non-controllable risk factors, But by living a healthy lifestyle which includes controlled diet, weight management, regular exercise and physical activity we can manage arthritis pain and reduce the symptoms of arthritis.

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