Doctors Health Press – Arthritis Information Center

One in three people are likely to get arthritis. Some may experience mild pain, while others may experience pain that is quite severe. Arthritis most commonly attacks the extremities. You are likely to feel joint pain in your fingers and feet. You may also experience joint pain in your hips, knees, and/or lower back.

Doctors still don’t know exactly what causes arthritis, but they do know that certain things are likely to aggravate it. Doing the same activity over and over again for years can cause chronic joint pain to develop. So can an injury. Sometimes, doctors believe, arthritis is simply hereditary – if your parents had it, you might get it, too.