I've heard that not blow-drying your hair can cause, or lead to possible arthritis. This is due to the pores in your skin soaking in the excess water from your hair, and then deteriorating your joints/bones, or whatnot.
Where do people get this stuff from? Actually, I know....it's to instill fear so that a particular behaviour will be discouraged or stopped. And with every generation, it continues with a few other goodies attached so that it keeps the fear "ALIVE".
There are different types of arthritis, most of which are autoimmune disorders usually caused by a virus, or bacteria or is secondary to another disorder that triggers it. There is also osteoarthritis which is caused by excessive wear and tear of the joints.
All equally painful and potentially debilitating.
Hope this helps clear it up a bit.
It's all a matter of perspective!
Quencher, Do not depend on the info from any heath herb sites. Those herb sites have only one goal..to make a profit convinceing you to buy a product.
goto Medlineplus (US National Library of Medicine and National insititute of Health) and read the real medical facts on arthritis.
Here's a medlineplus link and alot of links there to info.
[url]http://search.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/query?DISAMBIGUATION=true&FUNCTION=searc h&SERVER2=server2&SERVER1=server1&PARAME TER=arthritis&x=46&y=9[/url]