If you think most people with arthritis are older patients with worn out joints, here's news that will change your view. It's common for teenagers, and even babies get painful forms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Doctors say many times parents are so close to the child that they don't see the arthritis, they don't see that even one single joint may be inflamed.
Doctors now say this can be prevented with physical therapy and medication.
Some types of rheumatoid arthritis affect one joint, other affect many joints.
One form even comes with a fever, which only spikes at night with a pink rash, long before the patient experiences any other symptoms.
If you think your child may have arthritis, it's important you make an appointment to see a pediatric rheumatologist.