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10 Causes of Osteoarthritis You Might Not Know

HealthCentral reports on uncommon causes of osteoarthritis (OA), which is the breakdown of joint tissue typically linked with aging.

Dalit Ashany, MD, rheumatologist at HSS, explains that while scientists are still investigating the role that genetics play, research so far suggests it is a factor.

Another potential factor is hypermobility. “Some people are naturally born hyper flexible,” says Dr. Ashany who explains that being able to move beyond a typical range of motion may mean you put more stress on the joint causing it to wear out more quickly.

Read the full article at HealthCentral.com.