Are you at risk for arthritis?

If you're at risk, there is a possibility, based on ceratin factors known to contribute to the disease, that you may develop arthritis or a related condition.

Answer the following six questions to determine if you have any of the factors that may put you at increased risk for developing arthritis.

Do you have a family member who suffers from arthritis?

Have you ever had a joint injury severe enough to put you in bed; to force you to use a cane, crutch or brace; or to require surgery?

Are you more than 20 kg overweight?

Have you ever had tuberculosis (TB) of a joint or septic arthritis - a joint infection that required an operation or prolonged treatment with an antibiotic?

Did you have hip problems that caused you to limp as a child?

Do you suffer from any of the following conditions: gout, psoriasis or inflammatory bowel disease?

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