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Any younger sufferers of arthritis here? I’m 24 and have b


Any younger sufferers of arthritis here? I’m 24 and have been suffering since I was 12 and was diagnosed with avascular necrosis (AVN) while undergoing treatment for leukemia. The AVN led to arthritis, which primarily affects my ankles, but also my knees and some of my other joints as well.

As helpful as it is talking to doctors or anyone suffering from chronic pain in general, sometimes I’d really like to have someone closer to my age who is going through a similar experience. A lot of people my age don’t have to worry about things like finding handicapped parking or keeping track of the weather so you know when to expect more joint pain. Anyone else in a similar situation?

norseduncan's picture
Feb 10

im not sure how old anyone in the group is, but everyone here understands that. welcome!

Mar 11

I developed juvenile osteoarthritis, and as young adult, it's terrible. I make a living as a musician and a writer, so I'm constantly using fine motor skills which is super. Do your joints ever lock up or twitch?


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