The cartilage damage that leads to ostoearthritis has hundreds of possible causes.  Injuries, overuse, congenital joint deformities, metabolic disorders, and (presumably) poor nutrition are the most common.

Note: For every joint it affects, osteoarthritis has a unique set of causes and symptoms.  To present them  in as much detail as possible, we'll discuss one joint at a time in upcoming issues of ARTHRITIS INFO and provide custom tips for each.

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