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I am 20 years old and my joins and muscles always hurt especially my back. I feel like i'm 80 years old. Is it that i'm just out of shape?
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Dr. Benjamin S. Frank
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Listen to your body
It's natural to rationalize symptoms, but it isn't always wise.
If you ask the doctor about every twinge, you are probably overdoing it. On the other hand, taking seriously a significant amount of pain or dysfunction is not at all inappropriate, and may lead to important interventions. In your case, i might consider psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. A rheumatologist could help.

In brief: Listen to your body
It's natural to rationalize symptoms, but it isn't always wise.
If you ask the doctor about every twinge, you are probably overdoing it. On the other hand, taking seriously a significant amount of pain or dysfunction is not at all inappropriate, and may lead to important interventions. In your case, i might consider psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. A rheumatologist could help.
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