7 Unexpected Signs Of Early Onset Arthritis, Because The Disease Doesn't Just Affect Older People

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Arthritis, a joint disorder that results in inflammation and pain, is not a disease most people associate with youth.

According to the NHS, over ten million people in the UK are living with the condition, the most common subtypes of which are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis — but not all of them are elderly.

Over 400,000 people have the disease in the UK, and the symptoms are similar: stiffness, pain, and swelling.

It usually develops between the ages of 40 and 50, and again, women are more likely to suffer from it — three times more likely, according to the NHS.

There's treatment out there, so don't ignore your symptoms; if you're experiencing any of the following, make an appointment with your GP.

1Joint Pain Rob and Julia Campbell/Stocksy Joint pain is probably the most obvious symptom of arthritis — it is, after all, a joint disorder.

Those suffering from osteoarthritis might also notice “a grating or crackling sound or sensation”, or might experience pain when moving the affected joints.

2Swelling, Warmth, And Redness Leander Nardin/Stocksy Inflammation is particularly problematic for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation, because

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