Re: Bright spots on Bone Scan~Have you had one?
You may just have the normal OA of aging just starting a little early and will probably progress slowly. I have early onset OA and it started in my late teens/early 20's. Rheumatologists are now thinking this is a different type of OA and may be inflammatory but the arthritis is exactly like the OA of aging. It's just starts for a different reason.
So my form has been very aggressive. Although I have had injuries complicate things, one of my knees went from first twinge to replacement in 10 years.
For most people, you really don't know until you see how it goes for a while. It may go fast or slow but most people find that sometimes they feel okay and other times, the OA flares up and you ache all over.
If you aren't already, please consider seeing a rheumatologist for testing to make sure it's OA. Sometimes arthritis can start as one thing and then become another. I got rheumatoid arthritis about 5 years ago on top of the OA(the proverbially adding insult to injury). Took a while to differentiate what was what but now I can tell which joint has what and in joints that have both, I can tell that too.
It's important to watch any chronic disorder, even one like OA. It can affect your entire health if it stops you from exercising and taking good care of yourself.
I'm here if you have any questions.