Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis, typically showing up in older individuals. Here are the common causes:
- Age: The natural ageing process can lead to a deterioration of joints, resulting in the increased likelihood of developing osteoarthritis.
- Injury or Overuse: Joints that have been subjected to sudden trauma and/or prolonged pressure can weaken the cartilage, resulting in osteoarthritis.
- Genetics: Certain gene variations can make people more likely to experience osteoarthritis.
- Being Overweight: Excessive body weight can place additional strain on joints, raising the probability of developing osteoarthritis.
- Poor Posture or Joint Alignment: Unsuitable posture and misalignment of joints can lead to increased stress on the affected areas, resulting in inflammation and discomfort.
- Lack of Exercise: A lack of physical activity can cause muscular weakness and restricted joint mobility, making it harder for the joints to move as they should and increasing the likelihood of developing osteoarthritis.