Reducing Your Risk of Osteoarthritis
by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD
Osteoarthritis (OA) develops over time due to many factors. There are no known ways to prevent OA. But there are steps to help keep your bones and joints healthy:
Healthy bones and joints may slow the onset OA or lower the severity.
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Last reviewed May 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Warren A. Bodine, DO, CAQSM
Last Updated: 5/31/2018
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