WHAT CAUSES OSTEOARTHRITIS?
The number one cause of osteoarthritis is hereditary. If your parents had osteoarthritis there is a good chance you may have it also. Because of this, early treatment is highly recommended to prolong knee joint health. Other factors that might cause osteoarthritis include the following:
• Being overweight • Getting older (wear and tear) • Joint injury • Joints that are not properly formed (alignment/imbalance problems) • A genetic defect in the joint cartilage • Stresses on the joints from certain activities including sports, work and leisure activities