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Do you have to be elderly to have arthritis?
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
5 doctors agree
In brief: No!
While more common with increasing age, arthritis and other rheumatic diagnoses can occur in in infants and children of any age!

In brief: No!
While more common with increasing age, arthritis and other rheumatic diagnoses can occur in in infants and children of any age!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not always
Most all of us will develop wear and tear osteoarthritis as we age.
Trauma to joint often accelerate the development of arthritis as does poor mechanical alignment. In other cases, even in very young age, arthritis can occur as an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. This can begin even in childhood.

In brief: Not always
Most all of us will develop wear and tear osteoarthritis as we age.
Trauma to joint often accelerate the development of arthritis as does poor mechanical alignment. In other cases, even in very young age, arthritis can occur as an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. This can begin even in childhood.
Dr. Hill Hastings
Dr. Hill Hastings
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