... I'm also very young. I'm new to this, but got diagnosed in January this year with osteoarthritis in my spine and hip after suffering since i was 16 (now 24). Just wondering if theres anyone else with the same here, who can share what they do to ease the pain (other the tablets), and how they cope with really bad days? Finding it quite difficult to come to terms with really. i... (4 replies)
... Unfortunately I do not have any advice for you but was wondering more about your arthritis. I'm only 18 and was just diagnosed with facet joint arthritis a few months ago. My doctor has basically told me that there is nothing I can do about it and I will just have to try to suck it up and manage the pain. ... (2 replies)
... My doctor called today to explain more about MRI and what to do from here. She basically said that yes I have arthritis and there is really nothing that I can do about it to help. She said that she could do injections if I wanted but she does not recommend. ... (4 replies)
... Hi there keri445, sorry to hear what is happening to you.
I also have spinal arthritis - I am 34yrs old but have had a "bad back" for well over a decade before I finally done something about it last year and was diagnosed.
I get ultrasound treatment at the Physiotherapist and I find this helps me in a HUGE way! At first I was seeing him weekly until I spread out to... (4 replies)
... xtremely sharp pain whenever doing any small extension in my back. I went in and had an MRI after physical therapy failed, and they ended up finding degenerative arthritis and a synovial cyst. I am only 18 and all of this is very uncommon for my age. I'm unsure how my spine could be degenerating already. ... (4 replies)
... Absolutely go with a second opinion and also see your PT, they will be of great help to you.
My pain has become better from that point of view - I haven't had any further imaging though to back this up at this stage.
All the best!
K. (4 replies)
... Is it possible to be too young for arthritis? ... (6 replies)
... It is unfortunate and sad that your Dad is so ill at such a young age, and relatively uncooperative with letting others help in his health care. These symptoms could represent a number of different things. ... (4 replies)
... ain in both shoulders for years, the right knee for years and pain in the left knee for about a year now. My ortho doc has started wondering if I have Rheumatoid Arthritis due to the pain, inflammation, joint stiffness, and clinical history. I can't even run or jog. ... (1 replies)
... By avoiding treatments at age 16 you are looking for more trouble in the future. To me, reading your post, I feel you already have your flairs and you have plenty on your plate. ... (2 replies)
... rays but I have developed severe arthritis in my ankle and big toe joint, and bone spurs on both. Pain started spreading from my ankle to my foot. ... (5 replies)
... and because of your young age, I would want to rule out rheumatoid arthritis, especially if you have any other joint issues like hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. ... (9 replies)
... I continue being active anyway and at age 25 had to have meniscus surgery. In 6 month I was back to being active. It always hurt me. ... (2 replies)
... All depends on what you can tolerate. For example, I suffer with OA and RA from young age. Now I am with Lupus and MS on top of everything. ... (1 replies)
... You can have arthritis even at that age. ... (6 replies)
... g me, just stuck it in the mail. My white and red blood cell counts are high. Now I am worried that I have cancer of some kind. My dad died from leukemia at a young age. He also had rheumatoid arthritis. As a result of his health problems he had 4 surgeries, a heart attack and succumbed to leukemia when he was 62. ... (8 replies)
... Today I called my orthopedic surgeon's office and insisted on seeing an arthritis specialist. My father had rheumatoid arthritis. He had about 4 surgeries and lived most of his life in pain before he died at the young age of 62. ... (8 replies)
... I was diagnosed properly at 36, was told at 25 that I had OA in my hips but it seems apparent that I have had it in my spine since around the age of 18. My Father was also diagnosed in his mid 30s, My Grandmother had RA at 24 and other members of my family have arthritis in different forms. ... (6 replies)
... Osteoarthritis is characterized by the breakdown of cartilage – the part of a joint that cushions the ends of the bones and allows easy movement. As cartilage deteriorates, bones begin to rub against one another.
Osteoarthritis generally increases with age due to simple “wear and tear” on the joints. Another factor in the development of OA is increased body weight, which... (6 replies)
... ike TMJ can cause neck discomfort and vice versa. I do not have any signs of RA, but some of what I feel sounded similar to those with osteroarthritis, but at my young age, I'm not sure how common that would be. ... (16 replies)