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How is it treated?
17 Sep 2010
Myth: Joint injections are invariably harmful to joints.

Fact: Injections of corticosteroids into the joint are often very helpful for controlling local inflammation in particularly painful joints. However, the overuse of these injections should be avoided.
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Who gets it?
17 Sep 2010
Myth: Arthritis is a problem associated with living in large, polluted and stressful city environments.

Fact: Arthritis can affect anyone, no matter where they live. People in rural areas are just as likely to develop these types of conditions as are people in the city.
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What causes it?
17 Sep 2010
Myth: Arthritis are hereditary.
Fact: These conditions are seldom passed on directly from parent to child, although some families seem to be susceptible to certain types of arthritis.
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