What Causes Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis caused by joint damage typically catches up with people around middle age, but it can strike at any age, even in young adults.17
But osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that can strike people at any age, even in their twenties.18
Risk factors that can contribute to the development of osteoarthritis include:
- Repetitive stress from sports or certain occupations
- Metabolic disorders
- Joint injury