There are many risk factors that can lead to someone developing arthritis. The likelihood of developing many forms of arthritis develops with age. Women are more likely to develop Rheumatoid Arthritis, while men are more likely to develop another form of arthritis known as Gout.
Family history can factor in as there are several types of arthritis that are genetic. Additionally, if you’ve suffered a previous injury to any joint, you’re more likely to develop arthritis in that joint. There are also several types of arthritis where the cause of development is unknown.