Subject: Help. Boyfriend 21 might have arthritis??
I have no clue about this so Im gonna just see what people here think.
My boyfriend is 21, and for about a year he's had pain. It's started with his knees, he was told was ligimentitits. But in the last month his pain and creaky cracking joints have got worse. He needs to crack his toes, fingers etc. he has been on holiday from work for nearly a fortnight and he says the pain has got bad.
He just made me tea (I'm pregnant) and you could literally hear his legs/knees creak with every step. The symptoms and the noises have literally came full force out of nowhere in the last fortnight. It's actually shocking everytime he moves something cracks. In so worried.
He had a doctors appointment today and he's being referred because the doc says it could be a joint condition but sounds like arthritis. His hands were a bit swollen so he's gettin some sort of cardio referral too?
Also he has a constant temple headache & migraines (he takes beta blockers to ease it) which we were told by a consultant after clear MRI results was caused by a joit condition where his joints in his jaw are too tight. They've said surgery to loosen them will stop the temple headache, which might stop his migraines.
BUT the doc said today it could be arthritis that is causing it.
Basically he is devastated by what he was told, the doctor said arthritis only gets worse, and its worse the younger you get it because you have it longer. I'm expecting our first child in Jan. so any advice anyone can give me will be greatly appreciated. Does it sound like he has arthritis?