Answers to Common Arthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about arthritis.

Who is at risk for arthritis?

Dr. Michael Raab explains who could be at risk of arthritis. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Obesity, previous joint injury, family history and age are common risk factors of arthritis, according to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationOff Site Icon.

Some risk factors are controllable, others are not, according to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon:

Non-modifiable risk factors:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Genetics

Modifiable risk factors:

  • Being Overweight
  • Previous Joint injuries
  • Infection
  • Occupation

Talk to your doctor about the risk of arthritis.

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Source: Michael Raab, MD, Premier Orthopedics

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