Nature or Nurture – Is Chronic Joint Pain Hereditary?

As we age, it’s natural to look at our family histories and wonder if the good or bad health of our parents and grandparents is any indication of how we’ll fare as we age.  

This was certainly the case for Ken. While most consider him the picture of health as he enters his early 60s, he can’t help but wonder if the chronic joint pain that he saw his father and grandmother endure would be in his future. 

The bad news

Unfortunately for Ken and people like him, there’s an increasing amount of evidence that suggests that several conditions that cause chronic joint pain have a hereditary element involved. These include: 

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis 

Let’s examine each individually.


Osteoarthritis can be broadly defined as occurring from “wear and tear” in the joints that results from using your joints over time, or as the result of injury. There’s some research that indicates that a genetic predisposition to having low levels of collagen in the joints can contribute, but that’s not normally the case.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on the other hand, is recognized as hereditary. While certain factors, such as diet, age, weight, and more, can contribute to its onset and severity, the heritability of the disease is estimated to be around 60%.

Psoriatic arthritis

This type of arthritis is caused by the inflammations associated with the skin condition psoriasis. Like RA, poor health habits can contribute to its onset and severity, but there is a recognizable link to heredity.

The good news

The good news for Ken is that having one of these conditions in the family doesn’t necessarily mean that he’ll have to suffer through chronic joint pain. The following factors can have a big influence on how well individuals deal with the potential of chronic joint pain. 

  • Obesity 
  • Activity level
  • Injury prevention
  • Lack of smoking
  • Moderation in the use of alcohol

Prevention is the best medicine

 Even though Ken knows of a history of chronic joint pain in his family, he knows that’s not the end of the story. Through his research and conversations with his doctor, he knows that the root cause of most joint pain is inflammation. 

That’s why Ken takes UnFlame Herbal Supplement. UnFlame Herbal attacks the inflammation that’s at the heart of joint pain. Its combination of a doctor-formulated blend of 100% natural premium herbs, and its lack of side effects, has worked for many. 

 Ken isn’t ready to give in to thinking that chronic joint pain is inevitable. And he’s found that taking UnFlame Herbal regularly has made a big difference in helping with the joint pain he experiences now as he ages. 

Try UnFlame – if you suffer from chronic joint pain we’re confident you’ll see the difference it can make.