Arthritis in teens
Learn about juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a specific kind of arthritis that usually occurs in kids and teens younger than Arthritis (say: arth-ry-tiss) is a disease that causes swelling, stiffness, and pain in a person's joints. Joints are where two bones meet, allowing our bodies to move — the hips, knees, ankles, elbows, shoulders, knuckles, etc. Actually, kids can get a kind of arthritis called. Having arthritis can create different challenges with healthcare, school and relationships, but you can find out how to overcome any issues you might face. Two of the most common types are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The symptoms of arthritis usually develop over time, but they may also appear suddenly. Arthritis is most Author: Brindles Lee Macon And Lauren Reed-Guy. Arthritis doesn't affect young people as much as it does adults, but lots of teens still get it. Arthritis is an inflammation (swelling and irritation) of the synovial (pronounced: suh- no -vee-ul) membrane, which lines the joints (like the knees or knuckles). Osteoarthritis can impair a teen's ability to play sports, and it may make ordinary activities such as walking painful. If your teen has problems with her joints, a visit with her doctor may shed light on how she can manage her condition.