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A 38-year-old member asked:

Could you get osteoarthritis at a young age?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Yes: It is possible to get osteoarthritis at a young age.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Yes: Arthritis is not always age dependent.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Osteoarthritis.: Yes, OA can occur at younger ages, related to the stresses placed upon the body. OA is a wear-and-tear type of condition, and some people wear down their joints earlier than others, related to their physicality.

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