How young is young?? Well, a thirty year old is pretty young and could have the beginings of osteoarthrtis. Osteoarthritis is really just the joint deterioration that occurs with age and depends on activity levels, health, and joint injuries. If the individual is less than 20 I would be concerned about JRA (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis). Best to see a rheumotologist sooner rather than later to see if anything can be done now.
Dr. Christina Lasich, MD
We hope you find this general health information helpful. Please note however, that this Q&A is meant to support not replace the professional medical advice you receive from your doctor. No information in the Answers above is intended to diagnose or treat any condition. The views expressed in the Answers above belong to the individuals who posted them and do not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media. Remedy Health Media does not review or edit content posted by our community members, but reserves the right to remove any material it deems inappropriate.