Hi, ! It's not uncommon for a person diagnosed with HCV to also deal with arthritis and/or worsened arthritis for a person already dealing with an arthritis diagnosis. Here's a little information on the issue and why it occurs -- https://hepatitisc.net/clinical/arthritis. I hope some of our community members with experience with HCV and arthritis see your comment and chime in here, too. Also, I wanted to share a link to some of our contributors sharing their extrahepatic manifestations -- https://hepatitisc.net/spotlight/ehm-advocates. You're definitely not alone in this!
I hope this information is helpful and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or concerns about HCV. We're happy to help in any way we can.