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  1. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Exams and Tests

    Findings from a physical examination, including the pattern and nature of joint symptoms, are important keys to the diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). In most cases, routine lab results do not point to an obvious diagnosis of this disease.

  2. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Treatment Overview

    Learn about treatment for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).

  3. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Treatment With Heat, Cold, or Water - Topic Overview

    Muscle spasms around joints affected by juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) can cause significant pain and movement problems. Each child may respond differently,so choose the therapy that makes your child feel better. Heat therapy. Joints that are not swollen may benefit from heat in the form of heating pads,hot packs,or warm whirlpools. Cold therapy. Ice or cold packs can be applied ...

  4. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your doctor immediately if: Your child has sudden, unexplained swelling, redness, and pain in any joint or joints.

  5. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Surgery

    Surgical treatment may be used in a very small number of children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) who have severe joint deformity, loss of movement, or pain.

  6. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Home Treatment

    Living with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), a childhood disease that causes inflamed, swollen joints, often means making lifestyle changes and adjustments. This can be frustrating and demanding for you, your child, and your family. However, most chil

  7. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - What Increases Your Risk

    No clear risk factors for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) are known at this time.

  8. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Topic Overview

    WebMD explains juvnile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and provides basic information about this condition.

  9. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Prevention

    Currently, the cause of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is not well - understood, and there is no way to prevent it. The self - care methods listed below may help prevent complications and make managing the illness easier. Preventing joint pain and sw

  10. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - What Happens

    Learn about the unpredictable course of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).

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