… of osteoarthritis?
The risk of developing osteoarthritis increases primarily based on factors that promote the wear of the joints:
- 1. Gender: Women especially after the menopause are more prone to osteoarthritis
- 2. Inappropriate physical exercise. Overworking the joints, in particular, by too intensive sports training or repetitive movements at work are likely to lead to osteoarthritis.
- 3. microtrauma : Microscopic lesions, due to too much stress, can cause trauma to the joints and are likely to lead to osteoarthritis.
- 4. Excess weight : This causes extra work for the joints
- 5. Congenital anomalies : Congenital dislocation of the hip
- 6. Genetic defects affecting the structure of cartilage : To learn more about the formation mechanisms of osteoarthritic lesions, take a look at the section on "Understanding."