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 hot packs or warm whirlpools.
Cold therapy. Ice or cold packs can be applied
following heat therapy or can be used alone.
Water therapy (hydrotherapy). Soaking in warm water
while doing stretches may relieve pain, strengthen muscles, and make movement
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January 30, 2014
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