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Average Age Onset 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
A condition where there 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
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
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
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
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
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
No: It can occur at any age although in adults it most commonly occurs between ages 40 and 60. ...Read more
Joint, bursa, tendon: Even though the knee is a joint, there are a lot of other musculoskeletal structures around it that can cause the pain. In your setting you need an evaluation. Do the joints swell? Are they better or worse after exercise? Are you stiff in the morning in the knees? Elsewhere? Do you have other medical problems? Rash? Fevers? Chest problems? Stomach problems? We look for these to diagnose. ...Read more
Can teens have arthritis at an early age? My aunt has had it since she was sixteen could this also effect me?
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 below: The symptoms include pain and stiffness in the joints. There may be swelling of the joints. In the elderly in particular arthritic joints make them more prone to lose their balance and fall. People with chronic pain often become depressed about their condition because of the pain and the things that they can no longer do. Rehabilitation and use of certain medications can help though. ...Read more
Yes: There are several things that can cause fingers to hurt in a 16 year old. If the problem is more than minor i would see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Age 25 with possible rheumatoid arthritis. How common is this and how will I be affected long term?
Not uncommon: Remember that Rheumatoid Arthritis runs in families. Fortunately a blood test can clarify the diagnosis in over 80% of sufferers before there is any permanent joint damage. As an inflammatory condition it can affect all your tissues, not just joints. In your case, with a serious Cancer history, you need your Oncologist as well as blood tests to begin your search for answers. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have just found out I have got rheumatoid arthritis, aged 17 and I just wanted to know a bit more about it?
See details: This information is best gained from a rheumatologist during a face-to-face meeting. The rheumatologist will explain treatment options and how important it is to treat the disease aggressively to prevent joint damage. ...Read more
Can somebody have mild form of Psoriatic Arthritis throughout his life if it is in his family? Or it will essentially get worse with age?
See details: It may stay mild but even mild disease will eventually cause significant joint damage if the inflammatory process is not controlled. ...Read more
I was told yesturday that my xray shoeed i had arthritis in, my C7 in the neck at my age how likely is it that it is osteo and not something autoimmun?
Likely degenerative: For a 33 y/o to have localized osteoarthritis at one cervical level, it is probably the result of one or a series of injuries that have occurred over time. Unless you can recall one major issues years ago, it is not uncommon for degenerative changes in the cervical spine to at times be called "normal changes" since almost everyone will develop degenerative changes in the neck over time. ...Read more
Since a young age my joints have made noises very easily, does this mean i'm going to get arthritis when i'm older?
No: If the popping/noise is painful, i would seek medical evaluation to accurately answer your question. If not, then the answer is no and is a common misconception. "making your joints pop" is poorly understood, but may be from forcing air or gas bubbles from one pocket of your joint to another and is not harmful over time or causative of arthritis as far as we know. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with osteoporosis, degenerative disc disease and arthritis when I was 34. I am wondering how common this is for my age?
Can you have arthritis & what are symptoms of arthritis in neck to back shoulder area. What might you feel like? What age does it begin?Poor posture
See below: There are multiple types of arthritis, the most common is known as degenerative arthritis and can begin in some patients as early as in the 20s and 30s. Symptoms can include pain, stiffness, and crepitation in the joint involved. Don't hesitate to be seen, there are many treatment options out there. ...Read more
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