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What are some common causes of osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is primarily a disease that older people get and if a younger person is diagnosed with osteoarthritis, it is usually due to an abnormal joint injury, notes the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Osteoarthritis differs from rheumatoid arthritis because it does not affect other areas of the body. Osteoarthritis occurs only in a person’s joints and is an inflammation of the joint. There are 27 million Americans living with osteoarthritis in 2015, states Healthline.

Sources: healthline.com, webmd.com, nih.gov

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