- Joint injury or overuse (such as knee bending and repetitive stress on a joint).
- Age—The risk of developing OA increases with age.
- Gender—Women are more likely to develop OA than men, especially after age 50.
- Being obese—Extra weight puts more stress on joints, particularly weight-bearing joints like the hips and knees.
- Genetics—People who have family members with OA are more likely to develop OA. People who have hand OA are more likely to develop knee OA.
- Race— Some Asian populations have lower risk for OA.
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