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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible For Children To Get Arthritis From Cracking Their Joints

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Dr. Thomas Namey
2,350 doctors shared insights

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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I get painful joints in my foot just by walking. How do I fix this?

I get painful joints in my foot just by walking. How do I fix this?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Can you get RA arthritis if double jointed?

Can you get RA arthritis if double jointed?

See below: To set things straight there is no such thing as being "double jointed". This usually refers to people who are very flexible. These people can stretch the ligaments which support the joints and develop osteoarthritis but there is no connection between loose joints and rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune condition in which the body attacks its own joints. ...Read more

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If you are double jointed are you more likely to get arthritis?

If you are double jointed are you  more likely to get arthritis?

Joint Hypermobility: Dear Antri, I think what you are referring to with the term "double joints" is hypermobility, or hyperflexibility. Hypermobility means that you can move some or all of your joints more than most people can - Joint injury is more common in shoulders and knees and can lead to early or premature arthritis. But keeping strong with sensible exercise is to be encouraged. All the best! ...Read more

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Can childern have arhritis with out joint inflammation?

Can childern have arhritis with out joint inflammation?

No, but...: The definition of juvenile arthritis is inflammation(often seen as swelling)in a joint for 6 weeks that is not due to infection or injury. Inflammation in a joint does not always show visible signs of swelling on physical exam (need an MRI with contrast to see inside of joint). Some types of juvenile arthritis involve inflammation in attachments of tendons & ligaments to bone-also not visible. ...Read more

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I have started to get intermitant pain in a hip joint at 53; is it athritis; what natural remedies are there?

I have started to get intermitant pain in a hip joint at 53; is it athritis; what natural remedies are there?

Not Necesarily: See a physician to help make a diagnosis and prescribe the appropriate treatment. There are many causes of hip pain. ...Read more

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I'm only 20, however i've been experiencing stiff and painful joints, what could be the cause?

I'm only 20, however i've been experiencing stiff and painful joints, what could be the cause?

Mutiple causes: Joint inflammation(arthritis) is one cause of painful and stiff joints, but not the only cause. Without other clinical information it would be difficult to give a more specific answer. If these symptoms have been present for more than 6 to 8 weeks you should probably be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for painful joints?

Depends on cause.: Joint pains is so complex, that there is a specialty of internal medicine devoted to it: rheumatology. When i spent a year at johns hopkins hospitals during training, i didn't realize i would be studying well over a hundred diseases entities. Joint pains that go on for months, esp. When they are inflammed (hot, red, swollen, painful), then c ur pcp. Joint aches (arthralgia)--try an otc first. ...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


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more