What are the top causes of osteoarthritis?

Dr. Klosterman discusses the top causes of osteoarthritis. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that usually happens gradually over time, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Some of the main causes of osteoarthritis, according to the NIH, include:

  • Aging
  • Being overweight
  • Genetic defects in joint cartilage
  • Injuries to joints
  • Joints that never formed properly
  • Stress on joints from work or sports

For more information about the main causes of osteoarthritis, talk with your doctor.

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