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Is It Possible To Have Arthritis At Age 19
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 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
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: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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