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Does Arthritis Have an Age Limit???

Posted by pfly21

Half of all people age 65 and older have arthritis. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis and many different symptoms and treatments. Doctors still do not know what causes most forms of arthritis. Some forms are better understood than others.

But what exactly is arthritis??? How does it cause so much pain???
Arthritis causes pain and loss of movement. It can affect joints in any part of the body. Arthritis is usually chronic, meaning it can occur over a long period of time. The more serious forms can cause swelling, warmth, redness, and pain. The three most common kinds of arthritis in older people are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout.

Now a question comes to mind. How do I know i have arthritis? I have turned 40 and played sports and lifted weights and now my fingers have begun to hurt...Do I have arthritis?

Here is what doctors at the arthritis foundation had to say:

Common Warning Signs of Arthritis

  • Swelling in one or more joint(s)

  • Morning stiffness lasting 30 minutes or longer

  • Joint pain or tenderness that is constant or that comes and goes

  • Not being able to move a joint in the normal way

  • Redness or warmth in a joint

  • Weight loss, fever, or weakness and joint pain that can’t be explained

Keep in mind if you experience these symptoms don't hesitate to go to the doctor..

Also note that there are natural products which can alleviate the pain and swelling of arthritis. It would be wise to explore all your options
Are you confused - wandering in the wilderness of alternative and conventional medical information overload when it comes to your treatment options for chronic illness? You know that you may want to try solutions other than conventional drugs, but you don’t know where to start. Take a look below:

Thinking of using a natural anti-inflammatory?
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no it doe s not, i 28, have arthur thru my whole body,and i have autism,aspergers,the arthur spred 2 my hips last yr., i had freak accident @ work. nathaniel
I was diagnosed with arthritis at age 15 in every joint in my body.  Painful, yes. I have not let it disable me so far. I am now in my mid fifties
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