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I've been having knee pain for 3 years now and i'm only 22. Could it be early signs of arthritis?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Although, the incidence of osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis) is negligible in people of your age, there are types of arthritis such as rheumatoid (less likely if your pain in the knee has been unchanged for 3 years and there is no swelling, redness/heat or other joint involvement).
There are some infectious arthritides such as reiter's disease, but that's uncommon, too. See a doc!

In brief: Possibly

Although, the incidence of osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis) is negligible in people of your age, there are types of arthritis such as rheumatoid (less likely if your pain in the knee has been unchanged for 3 years and there is no swelling, redness/heat or other joint involvement).
There are some infectious arthritides such as reiter's disease, but that's uncommon, too. See a doc!
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Early arthritis

It's hard to answer your question without further medical evaluation.
You should check with your primary care doctor and get a physical with x-rays and blood work. After that you can be referred to an orthopedist or rheumatologist depending on the results.

In brief: Early arthritis

It's hard to answer your question without further medical evaluation.
You should check with your primary care doctor and get a physical with x-rays and blood work. After that you can be referred to an orthopedist or rheumatologist depending on the results.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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