If memory serves me correct, it seems you stated (Tas), that you are a little person.
I will make it clear that just because you may be a short or little person, does not mean you will get arthritis.
However, if you are a small bone (which I am) female, you have a higher probability of having arthur at some
stage in your life.
Small bone people simply do not have as much goodies in their bones as large bone people. Make sense?
Some arthritis is hereditary and we can't do anything about that other than following doctor directions,
eating right, and getting daily exercise.
Some times arthritis is a catch 22 because if you have little calcium you might suffer with it and risk bone and joint pain not to mention breakage....and if you have too much calcium you can suffer too.
If you're a female and have small bones (just because you may be short does not mean you are small bone), you should not smoke cigarettes. Just saying.