Causes of Arthritis

Hemorrhagic Arthritis

Hemorrhagic arthritis is caused by blood getting into the joint and causing inflammation. Several conditions that can lead to hemorrhagic arthritis include:

Are These Arthritis Causes -- Or Risk Factors?

Certain factors have been shown to be associated with a greater risk of arthritis. These factors do not guarantee that a person will develop arthritis -- they just increase the chances of developing arthritis. The more risk factors a person has, the greater his or her risk.
While some of these arthritis risk factors are modifiable, others are not.
Non-modifiable Risk Factors


  • Gender: Most types of arthritis are more common in women; 60 percent of all people with arthritis are women. Gout, however, is more common in men.


  • Genetics: Specific genes are associated with a higher risk of certain types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus for short).


Modifiable Risk Factors


  • Joint Injuries: Damage to a joint can contribute to the development of osteoarthritis in that joint.


  • Infection: Many germs can infect joints and potentially cause the development of various forms of arthritis.


  • Occupation: Certain occupations involving repetitive knee bending are associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.
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