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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Is it possible to develop arthritis at 15 years old?

Yes.: There are many forms and causes of arthritis in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. ...Read more

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I had arthritis two months ago caused by mckenzie excersies. I wonder if it curable at a young age. I am 28 years old.

I had arthritis two months ago caused by mckenzie excersies. I wonder if it curable at a young age. I am 28 years old.

See details: Mc kenzie exercises do not cause arthritis. However, they may causes increased back pain in some individuals. At age 28, see a rheumatologist and look for other causes of back pain. ...Read more

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What foods to eat for arthritis of knees, I'm 68 years old.

What foods to eat for arthritis of knees, I'm 68 years old.

OTC meds available: I would try chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine. they come as a combo pill. It should help, but it may take a couple, three months before you feel a difference. ...Read more

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I've been cracking my knuckles since i was 11 years old. Would that cause arthritis?

I've been cracking my knuckles since i was 11 years old. Would that cause arthritis?

Not likely: There is a slighly higher incidence of oa in habitual knuckle crackers but most of the time this habit is harmless. ...Read more

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Is having knee arthritis at 19 years old normal?

Is having knee arthritis at 19 years old normal?

No: Knee arthritis at age 19 is not "normal" but it can definitely happen. There are many possible causes. If you have had a previous injury to the knee "post-traumatic" arthritis may be the problem. If not then other causes include infection with a more sudden onset of redness and swelling of the joint and rapid worsening. Rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatologic disorders must be considered. ...Read more

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Everyday joint pain 16 years old no arthritis..Any ideas?;

Rheumatology: May not be typical arthritis, but something like jra (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis). I would get evaluated by a rheumatologist. Look for lyme disease as well. Any tick bites or rashes? ...Read more

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Can i get arthritis at 20 years old. If so what are the symptoms. Could i get it from bathing in a pool late at night?

Yes and No.: Yes, one can develop juvenile arthritis in childhood or early adulthood. No you cannot get it from bathing in a pool late at night. F you have diffuse and chronic joint pain, see your doctor for an evaluation and some tests. ...Read more

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I have cronic arthritis pain now i had arthritis since i was 16 years old all the meds i've took for it, effect my liver or kidneys , what can I do now?

I have cronic arthritis pain now i had arthritis since i was 16 years old all the meds i've took for it, effect my liver or kidneys , what can I do now?

Seek help: Chronic pain has neurological, mood and lifestyle effects that make it hard to live well. You need to find a specialist in joint rehabilitation to assist you. Only after examination and x-rays and laboratory studies (check your vitamin d) should you seek pain medication as the only answer. Weight control, anti-inflamatory diet, water therapy, isometric exercises, and bracing could be options. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more