Study finds arthritis developing earlier in life

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Elderly people aren’t the only ones at risk of developing arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, it’s beginning to show up more in kids.

Dr. Monty Tew, rheumatologist with the Austin Diagnostic Clinic, arthritis patient Nancy Prideaux, and Judy Bollom, whose son has arthritis, joined Erin Cargile on KXAN News Today Saturday to discuss the trend.

According to Tew, arthritis affects the skeletal system, specifically joints. Symptoms include pain and stiffness. Damage can lead to weakness and instability.

A “Walk to Cure Arthritis” will be held Saturday, April 26 at Concordia University. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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