Young Adults Archive - Arthritis Action

Welcome to our Young Adults Hub

Arthritis can affect people at any age. We have put together stories, news and information to help you navigate living with the condition. In our pages here, we offer helpful guidance and tips on a range of topics including speaking to your GP, receiving a diagnosis, travelling, learning how to self-manage your symptoms, and much more.

 

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Jennifer’s Story

Jennifer was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 23. She quickly realised that people often don’t understand how difficult life with arthritis can be, particularly when you don’t look unwell. Jennifer has found that things like taking public transport to get to work, picking up her child, as well as making decisions about expanding her family have all been impacted.

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Josh’s Story

“I was 28 when I was diagnosed with arthritis, in February 2021. I was cycling in Dubai on a training excursion, when I crashed my bike quite badly. I fractured my pelvis, spine, and pubic bone, and was brought straight to hospital, where an x-ray during the rehabilitation process revealed that I was developing arthritis in my hip.”

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