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Doctor insights on: Can Arthritis Develop In Your Teen Years

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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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Can somebody start having arthritis in the teen years?

Can somebody start having arthritis in the teen years?

Absolutely: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (jia), previously commonly known as jra, can start in children of any age including teens. If you know a teen with joint swelling for more than a few days, have them see their regular doctor right away. At that point, if the joint swelling or morning stiffness continues, ask for a referral to see a pediatric rheumatologist. Joint pain alone is not arthritis in teens. ...Read more

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Could arthritis be common in children under 15 years?

Could arthritis be common in children under 15 years?

Yes: It is so common to have some form of arthritis in children that there is a whole specialty devoted to it.Pediatric Rheumatology. ...Read more

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I have arthritis for 4 years. Every years is getting bad. What can I do?

I have arthritis for 4 years. Every years is getting bad. What can I do?

Type of arthritis: There are over 150 types of arthritis. You need to have yours defined. You physician can help you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Could broken ribs cause arthritis 18 years later?

Could broken ribs cause arthritis 18 years later?

Not likely: The broken ribs usually dont cause arthritis. They only have articulations, or joints, where they meet your spine and sternum. It is extremely rare, and not reported to my knowledge. ...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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Can a broken back from several years ago cause arthritis?

Can a broken back from several years ago cause arthritis?

Yes: Ths is not uncommon to have accelerated degenerative changes about the rgeion that was affected. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from arthritis spondylitis since 4 years. . What should I do?

I have been suffering from arthritis spondylitis since 4 years. . What should I do?

See a rheumatologist: If it is causing you a lot of problems, consider seeing a rheumatologist. This is the specialty that treats arthritic conditions. While there did not used to a lot that can be done, there are many conditions in which disease modifying medications may be used to change the natural history of the arthritis. Thank you for your question. ...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