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Old 08-07-2005, 07:19 PM   #1
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how can you tell if you have arthritis in your jaw? is there anyway to tell? also, is 18 too young to have arthritis in the jaw joint?
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Old 08-08-2005, 05:14 AM   #2
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Re: arthritis

I think your a little young to have arthritis in your joint- but they can tell by x-rays.

 
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Old 08-09-2005, 05:28 AM   #3
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Re: arthritis

when i had my mri 5 years ago [i was 18], my TMJs were already arthritic. mris and xrays show if you have arthritis - usually, the condyles are flattened or peaked, which indicates articular changes.

 
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Re: arthritis

I was diagnosed with arthritis when I was 16. It took a few years to reach my jaw, but that's definitely part of my tmj problems.

 
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