If you know someone with gnarled and misshapen hands, chances are you know someone suffering from arthritis. Fortunately, not everyone will get arthritis in the hands and wrists. Family history is a factor according to Dr. Eon Shin, an Orthopedic Surgeon at St. Mary Medical Center. Another factor is how you use your hands and wrists on a day-to-day basis. People who regularly perform repetitive strenuous activities such as in construction may be predisposed to the condition.
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