The short answer from a rheumatologist

Q: Is there anything I can do to prevent osteoarthritis? Or is it just inevitable?

A: Osteoarthritis may seem like something we have to put up with as we age. It may not be possible to completely stop the underlying cause of osteoarthritis, but that does not mean there’s nothing you can do.

Rosa-Maria Rinkl [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons

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