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I was diagnosed with arthritis in the neck and back at age 28 with no familial history of early onset arthritis. What are some causes of arthritis?

I was diagnosed with arthritis in the neck and back at age 28 with no familial history of early onset arthritis. What are some causes of arthritis?

Depends on type: Arthritis can occur at any age. My youngest patient has been 6 months and my oldest 103.. Arthritis can be inherited, caused by injury or overuse, infection, or a change in the bodies immune system. Arthritis if the spine can also occur in people with psoriasis or inflammatory vowel disease. If you are concerned about the diagnosis see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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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Can I have arthritis at age 13?

Can I have arthritis at age 13?

Yes: Yes there are forms of arthritis in young people such as jeuvenile rheumatoid arthritis and if concerned see a rheumatologist and be accessed but usually one would consult their primary care physician or peiatrician first. ...Read more

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At what age can you get arthritis?

At what age can you get arthritis?

No age limits: You can get arthritis at virtually any age some pediatric patients with juvenile arthritis can start getting symptoms at 7-8 years old obviously the degenerative types of arthritis just get more common as you getting older. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have arthritis at age 19?

Is it possible to have arthritis at age 19?

Juvenile Arthritis: Yes, or even earlier. There are hundreds of thousands of children affected by arthritis and rheumatologic conditions. While there is active ongoing research, the cause/causes of most forms of juvenile arthritis is not known. Consult a pediatric rheumatologist if someone you are concerned for someone you know. Good luck. ...Read more

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What else, other than age, can cause my arthritis?

What else, other than age, can cause my arthritis?

Many things!: Joints can be inflamed in an inflammatory arthritis. Prior injuries causing joint instability can do this. The more joints involved, the more likely is is a primary rheumatic problem. See a rheumatology practitioner! ...Read more

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What age can you get arthritis and what are symptoms?

What age can you get arthritis and what are symptoms?

Any age; Swelling: Infants can get arthritis--although this is not very common. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is not uncommon in kids as young as 2 years-old but can develop as a type of chronic inflammatory arthritis at any age. The major symptom of inflammatory arthritis is joint swelling but can also involve joint warmth (warmer than normal joints), morning stiffness in joints, and often (not always) joint pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about being diagnosed with arthritis at a young age?

Can you tell me about being diagnosed with arthritis at a young age?

Several types: Young people can be affected by several types of arthritis-Juvenile polyarthritis, Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile osteoarthritis, Stills disease, lupus, dermatopolymyositis,several genetic conditions, injuries to cartilage and growth plates. A Pediatric Rheumatologist is trained to diagnose and treat these,often with different regimens. The are all treatable. ...Read more

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What is it like to have been diagnosed with arthritis at a young age?

It depends: It depends on the type of arthritis, the joints involved and the severity of the involvement. The vast majority can be effectively treated so the child can live a normal life. ...Read more

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What types of arthritis are most likely to affect males at age 17-18?

What types of arthritis are most likely to affect males at age 17-18?

Arthritis, young man: Hello: Many arthritides can be seen in young males. Immune diseases like Anklylosing Spondylitis (which comes under umbrella of Spondylo-arthritides and includes conditions like Reactive arthritis); arthritis from infections like streptococcal bacteria, or viruses (parvovirus, or hepatitis virus). Crystals i.e., Gout, can be seen too. The history, pattern of joint involvement can give clues. ...Read more

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What does arthritis feel like and at what age does it generally start?

Arthritis Pain: Arthritis pain commonly affects people when they have been stationary for a long period of time. Once they start moving, the pain slowly dissipates. People often describe a dull, throbbing ache as well. The age at which people get arthritis depends on a variety of factors and the location of the joint. ...Read more

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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