Family history can sometimes play a role in osteoarthritis. Certain genes appear to occur in families that may cause severe arthritis at an early age. Tell your doctor if this has happened in your family.
Mom always said, "Don't crack your knuckles! You'll get arthritis!" It's time to separate fact from fiction once and for all, and find out if Mom was right.
Many of us think of arthritis as a condition that causes old people to rub their hands together and predict changes in the weather. That's not entirely the case. Who else suffers from pain in the joints?