Arthritis is a condition of inflammation of the joints often caused by physical damage to the joint, infection of the joint, or as is commonly associated, age. Arthritis just seems like something you get when you get old.
Like many assumptions, this one is not true.
Over 300,000 children in the U.S. age 16 and younger have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis (JA). Juvenile arthritis is similar to adult arthritis in that it involves inflammation of the joints; arthritis literally translates to “joint inflammation.”