Sep 27, · Inflammation in your joints can cause tendons and ligaments to become unstable or deformed. As the disease progresses, you may Author: Ann Pietrangelo. May 06, · Repetitive motions can cause premature arthritis symptoms. Cartilage releases enzymes that aid in rebuilding it to replace the tissue worn away by normal activity. After an injury to the joint, an imbalance in enzymes causes the cartilage to .
Mar 05, · Some early life exposures may increase risk of developing RA in adulthood. For example, one study found that children whose mothers smoked had double the risk of developing RA as adults. Children of lower income parents are at increased risk of developing RA as adults. Obesity. Being obese can increase the risk of developing RA. Sep 16, · The trauma of a sports injury can cause osteoarthritis in adults of any age. Common injuries that may lead to OA include: torn cartilage; dislocated joints; ligament injuriesAuthor: Erica Roth.