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Is it possible to have arthritis at age 19?

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 more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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Can I have arthritis at age 13?

Can I have arthritis at age 13?

Yes: Yes there are forms of arthritis in young people such as jeuvenile rheumatoid arthritis and if concerned see a rheumatologist and be accessed but usually one would consult their primary care physician or peiatrician first. ...Read more

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At what age can you get arthritis?

At what age can you get arthritis?

No age limits: You can get arthritis at virtually any age some pediatric patients with juvenile arthritis can start getting symptoms at 7-8 years old obviously the degenerative types of arthritis just get more common as you getting older. ...Read more

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What else, other than age, can cause my arthritis?

What else, other than age, can cause my arthritis?

Many things!: Joints can be inflamed in an inflammatory arthritis. Prior injuries causing joint instability can do this. The more joints involved, the more likely is is a primary rheumatic problem. See a rheumatology practitioner! ...Read more

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What age can you get arthritis and what are symptoms?

What age can you get arthritis and what are symptoms?

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

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Can you tell me about being diagnosed with arthritis at a young age?

Can you tell me about being diagnosed with arthritis at a young age?

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

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What is it like to have been diagnosed with arthritis at a young age?

It depends: It depends on the type of arthritis, the joints involved and the severity of the involvement. The vast majority can be effectively treated so the child can live a normal life. ...Read more

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What types of arthritis are most likely to affect males at age 17-18?

What types of arthritis are most likely to affect males at age 17-18?

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

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What does arthritis feel like and at what age does it generally start?

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 more

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Which types of arthritis are most likely to strike at age 17-18 in males?

Which types of arthritis are most likely to strike at age 17-18 in males?

Spondyloarthritis!: Spondyloarthritis: ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, reiter's syndrome; reactive arthritis; enteropathic arthritis, and others. Still's disease, jia, and rheumatic fever are others. Gout at that age, very uncommon. Rheumatoid in a teenage male-rare! ...Read more

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Could it be that i actually have arthritis in my fingers at age of 16?

Could it be that i actually have arthritis in my fingers at age of 16?

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

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I had arthritis two months ago caused by mckenzie excersies. I wonder if it curable at a young age. I am 28 years old.

I had arthritis two months ago caused by mckenzie excersies. I wonder if it curable at a young age. I am 28 years old.

See details: Mc kenzie exercises do not cause arthritis. However, they may causes increased back pain in some individuals. At age 28, see a rheumatologist and look for other causes of back pain. ...Read more

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Is rheumatoid arthritis something that is limited to age?

Is rheumatoid arthritis something that is limited to age?

No: It can occur at any age although in adults it most commonly occurs between ages 40 and 60. ...Read more

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What causes arthritis like joint pain at age 21?

What causes arthritis like joint pain at age 21?

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 more

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What are symptoms of arthritis of old age?

What are symptoms of arthritis of old age?

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

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Currently in my 20s have rheumatoid arthritis already, is that really rare for my age?

No, it's not: Rheumatoid arthritis has a fairly high incidence in young women and it's not uncommon to have improvement with pregnancy and flare afterwards Lupus also has a high incidence in young women. But both are eminently treated by a Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Age 25 with possible rheumatoid arthritis. How common is this and how will I be affected long term?

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

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