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I've had pains in my left knee for months where it would fall asleep everything I'd sit down and I'd have difficulty getting because of stiffness,after seeing the doctor I realized I have arthritis and I'm 18, I'm very worried for my future and I'm just wondering if there's a way to get better or reverse my condition, I don't want this to get worst because I'm very athletic and don't want it to affect my performance. Any advice ??

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replied July 22nd, 2017
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Thank you for asking
I read your question and i understand your concern. Arthritis at age of 18 need to be evaluated for the cause. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is likely cause. Treatment is mostly supportive and symptomatic.

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