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Is it possible for a young person have arthritus or bone problems?

I am almost 23 years old and for about 3 or 4 years i have had problems with bones and joints hurting. Myknees, hips, and ancles hurt really bad, expecially when it is cold out or raining. my back also hurts like all the time could that be associated?

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Asked by Whitwilson at 1:52 PM on Mar. 10, 2011 in Health

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  • Yes it can happen, if over weight losing it will help a lot.

    Answer by gammie at 1:53 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Yes, young people can have rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is what older people get.

    Answer by missanc at 1:53 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • a chiropractor can help too.
    a clean diet can help too.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 1:54 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Yes people younger then that have problems. Maybe you are not getting enough vitamins


    Answer by HomeAlone45 at 1:56 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Yep... pain could be caused be rheumatoid arthritis, Lyme's disease, deconditioning... any number of things. Best to talk to your doc to get to the bottom of it!!


    Answer by Crafty26 at 1:56 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • I think its possible, but I would discuss this with a doctor. DH complains about things like this all the time; he takes something for joint health that he buys at GNC, but I would talk with you doctor before taking anything OTC. His is caused from not being kind to his joints in high school while playing baseball.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 1:58 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • It's absolutely possible.

    Answer by Renee3K at 1:59 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Yes. I have had arthritis since I was 23 yrs old. For me its hereditary.

    Answer by gemgem at 2:01 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Yes it is possible. I had worked in the Entertainment business for a very long time and i would hear and see girls young young having those same issues.


    Answer by kalynskorner at 2:06 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • My Dd has had bursitis since she was a teenager, and her orthopedic has told her that her arthritis will only get worse as she ages. Working with a trainer to condition her tendons and joints helped immensely. (She was a very competitive athletein HS). Proper medical diagnosis and treatment plans is a must!


    Answer by emptynstr at 2:08 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

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