Can kids get arthritis? Is it common to get arthritis at such an early age?
Hello, a few days back I came to know that even kids can get arthritis which can cause permanent disability. Childhood arthritis can cause permanent physical damage to joints. Childhood arthritis can cause persistent joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. Is it true? Can anyone tell me what causes arthritis at such a young age? How common it is? What precautions can one take to prevent it?
@kolton Hello, yes kids can also get arthritis. In childhood arthritis, the immune system may not work right which causes inflammation in the joints and other body systems but the exact cause of childhood arthritis is unknown. Childhood arthritis can affect children of all ages but it is more in the kids under 16 years of age. Usually, arthritis is common among people between the ages of 40 and 60. Childhood arthritis can also be hereditary.