cute_violet... asks:

whats a joint disease in teens(10-15)

I'm a teen with more joint problems then needed and would like to know some information on youth joint diseases.
In Topics: Physical Health, Anxiety
> 60 days ago



Wayne Yankus
Feb 22, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

There are a number of reasons that joint problems present in adolescence.  First, we must account for growth.  Many young people do experience pain at night often in lower limbs when in a growth spurt. Second, trauma can make joints hurt.  Given that most adolescents play a sport or three, joint fatigue, overtraining, weight lifiting (when not done properly), volleyball etc...can be painful.  Third, it is a time in life when some diseases can cause swelling, pain and inflamation or soreness. Finally some medicines can do the same.

I would suggest you visit your doctor to properly diagnose what concerns you.

Great question and good luck.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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