Is there a risk that OCD if ignored can lead to conditions such as arthritis? my story is below if it is relevant. I was diagnosed with OCD when I was 16 (8 yrs ago) and very active and treated by putting my right leg in a cast and slowing down for a while. My symptoms have never entirely gone away, and this has led me to ever decreasing levels of activity. I am now 24 and quite inactive, and I still have sharp pain and swelling whenever I try to start working out.