Vaccines can trigger chronic arthritis. Arthritis involves the breakdown of cartilage. Cartilage normally protects the joint, allowing for smooth movement. Cartilage also absorbs shock when pressure is placed on the joint, like when you walk. Without the usual amount of cartilage, the bones rub together, causing pain, swelling (inflammation), and stiffness.
You may have joint inflammation for a variety of reasons, including: an autoimmune disease (the body attacks itself because the immune system believes a body part is foreign); broken bones; general “wear and tear” on joints; and infection (usually caused by bacteria or viruses). Vaccines can trigger an inflammatory response that destroys cartilage.
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