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Is it normal for a teenager to have arthritis?

Is it normal for a teenager to have arthritis?

No: It is actually not "normal" for anyone to have arthritis. I would be concerned a teenage with arthritis has rheumatoid arthritis. You need to see your physician. Also see a chinese medicine practitioner as both traditional and nontraditional will have a lot to offer. You will need an altered diet as well..No refined flour or sugar, more fresh fruits and veggies. A detailed visit will help. ...Read more

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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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Teen severe medial ankle pain can't sleep constipation normal xray anaemia clicks is this arthritis what to do now?

Teen severe medial ankle pain can't sleep constipation normal xray anaemia clicks is this arthritis what to do now?

Hard to say: Persistent ankle pain with normal x-rays calls for an mri. If this is negative then lab tests for possible rheumatological conditions should be considered. Occasionally a problem in the lower back can lead to referred pain in the leg, ankle, or foot. ...Read more

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Long-term joint pain in teenagers - rheumatoid arthritis or some sort of infection?

Long-term joint pain in teenagers - rheumatoid arthritis or some sort of infection?

Need evaluation: Could be either, only a rheumatologist can tell the difference. You need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How is jra (juvenile arthritis) diagnosed in a teen?

How is jra (juvenile arthritis) diagnosed in a teen?

See below: A lot of the diagnosis will be based on the history of joint swelling, redness, and pain. And a physical exam that reveals the joint findings. Then, labs can be ordered to help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between arthritis and just normal growing pains?

How to tell the difference between arthritis and just normal growing pains?

By inflammation.: It the joint is inflamed, then arthritis is present. Signs of inflammation are heat, redness, swelling and pain at the site of the joint. Growing pains are usually just that--pains, without signs of inflammation. ...Read more

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Can teen get arthritis?What is prognosis?

Can teen get arthritis?What is prognosis?

Arthritis any age: At any age we can see arthritis. There are no barriers, but it is important to remember that each type of arthritis and each person with arthritis can be unique. Prognosis depends on the type of arthritis. Viral arthritis arthritis, dependingon the type can resolve; infections that cause arthritis can be cured with antibiotics. Certain systemic arthritis syndromes can be controlled. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get arthritis as a teen?

Is it possible to get arthritis as a teen?

Yes: Arthritis as a teenager is very uncommon however it does occasionally occur. Inflammatory arthritis (like juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) is usually due to an autoimmune type process. There is also infectious arthritis (for example as the result of lyme disease, or after a bacterial or viral infection). ...Read more

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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

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