Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Can I Inherit Arthritis From My Parents?

By    |   Friday, 03 Jan 2014 10:19 AM

Question: Is arthritis hereditary?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Not always. While many autoimmune and arthritic disorders may be inherited, there are many forms of non-inherited arthritis. Any fracture or damage to a joint will produce premature arthritic change, independent of heredity.
 
Overuse and stress-related arthritis is not heredity. Joint Infections and some drug side effects can also cause arthritis. But when I consider all the cases of chronic arthritis I have seen, the vast majority of chronic sufferers of arthritis have indeed had a positive past family history of the disease.

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