• Do you mean trigger? It's possible but rheumatoid arthritis is not like the more common arthritis. RA is an auto immune disease. So the affects of injury to the area as far as I know is unknown. As for regular bone arthritis yes, it can cause it and surely accelerate it.
  • RA is a disease of the autoimmune system, sweetie. Even when there is no injury, it will still be degenerative. While an injury to a joint does not trigger RA, it can certainly aggravate the affected joint, thereby accelerating the disease ONLY in the already afflicted area. +5
  • Particularly in older people an impact injury (being hit hard or falling down) can trigger or make much worse a large number of seemingly unrelated health problems. The older a person is the more susceptible they are in this regard.
  • it might makes things worse

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