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Can trauma trigger or worsen rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Pramod Bhor

Joint Replacement Surgeon

21 years of experience

Answered on 23rd Nov '23

While trauma isn't a direct cause of rheumatoid arthritis, it can lead to symptom flare-ups in those already affected by it.

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Dr. Babita Goel

General Physician

25 years of experience

Answered on 23rd Nov '23

Trauma can potentially trigger or exacerbate rheumatoid arthritis. By increasing inflammation or immune system response.

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