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Can a 12 year old get foot arthritis?

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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry

In brief: Unlikely, but can

Any foot pain in children should be evaluated.
See your foot specialist for evaluation an discussion.

In brief: Unlikely, but can

Any foot pain in children should be evaluated.
See your foot specialist for evaluation an discussion.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. Steven Rosner
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (jia) can present with any joint inflammation in children less than 17 yr old.
It is accompanied by fever, rash, swollen glands, and sometimes an enlarged liver and spleen. 12 yr olds can also develop multiple swollen joints at the same time. The arthritis can cause joint destruction. Medicines are available to treat the inflammation and prevent joint damage.

In brief: Yes

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (jia) can present with any joint inflammation in children less than 17 yr old.
It is accompanied by fever, rash, swollen glands, and sometimes an enlarged liver and spleen. 12 yr olds can also develop multiple swollen joints at the same time. The arthritis can cause joint destruction. Medicines are available to treat the inflammation and prevent joint damage.
Dr. Steven Rosner
Dr. Steven Rosner
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