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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Can occur at any age from newborn to centurians. ...Read more
Need evaluation: Could be either, only a rheumatologist can tell the difference. You need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Damage if untreated: Children under the age of 16 get juvenile idiopathic arthritis (jia) which is an autoimmune disease affecting the joints but very different in many respects from rheumatoid arthritis. Even as older adults, they are adults with jia. Older teenagers can develop rheumatoid factor positive polyarticulatar jia that looks very similar to RA and may develop into a disease that looks similar to ra. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Au contraire! Rare!: The term jra is not used anymore in rheumatology!. It is now called juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Most children are ccp antibody negative, and the majority rf neg as well. Ra can appear early in life, mainly in females in there mid-teens. I have not had a single RA pt. In the last 43 jia patients seen. Even the sex ratio is different: more like 1 to 1, versus 10/1. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is facet arthritis (moderate) from l2-l5 normal in a 21 y/o F. I was diagnosed at 19. What would cause this?
Facet osteoarthritis: Studies show that the differential diagnosis of facet joint osteoarthritis (FJOA) includes Rheumatoid Arthritis, which rarely affects the lumbar spine, seronegative spondyloarthropathies, adult degenerative scoliosis, and spondylolisthesis. The most probable contributing factors in the lumbar spine are degenerative disc disease and spondylolisthesis. At 21, L FJOA may be related to spondylolysis. ...Read more
Am experiencing stiffness and pain very like a flare-up of my rheumatoid arthritis. Are these normal symptoms?
Depends: If you are experiencing stiffness for more than 20 min and you have a diagnosis of ra, you are probably having a flare. Call your rheumatologist right away and let him/her know. Flares of disease can be triggered by stress or infection but sometimes nothing. You should discuss with your rheumatologist whether you might benefit from a short burst of oral steroids, or need to modify your RA meds. ...Read more
Can you have enthesopathy and have a normal mri? Have arthritis and normal mri?What kind of arthritis don't show up on mri?
Yes: Mri is sensitive to edematous (swelling) and inflammatory changes in joints and tendons but is dependent upon the severity of the disease and the type of MRI done. Ideally, fat suppression t2 images or stir images need to be performed by the MRI center to see these changes if the disease is early or not severe. At 27 Y.O., it may be to early to see MRI changes although symptoms may be present. ...Read more
Does rheumatoid arthritis normally feels better once a person is active (walking around), like symptoms stop but return once still/lying down?
I have rheumatoid arthritis & was passenger in car accident june 9th and I am still stiff like the day it happened. Is this normal with arthritis?
My 9 month olds joints pop all the time since she was born is it normal both mine and my husbands pop and we both have arthritis could that be the cause
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