What are the chances of getting osteoarthritis @ the hands and knees? I'll be wearing 16oz hayabusa tokushu gloves with 180 stretchy hand wraps but I won't be wearing anything for my shins. Is my risk of developing osteoarthritis high? I'm just punching and doing round house kicks on a 100lb heavybag nothing fancy. I'm 21 years old and I have someone telling me that I may get osteoarthritis because of the continual stress on my joints from doing boxing. Are they correct? Is there any way I can prevent/slowdown the deterioration of joint erosion or what not (like conditioning or excercises)? Thanks for reading.