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Medical Reference Related to Rheumatoid Arthritis

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

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

  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

    Total joint replacement may be considered as a last resort for joints that have been so badly damaged by juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) that walking is very hard or impossible. The hip and the knee joints are the most commonly replaced. Results can be very good in teens who have total joint replacement. In general,it is best to delay total joint replacement until your child's bones have ...

  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

    Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) must do regular range-of-motion exercises to prevent contractures and to maintain joint range and flexibility. If your child is 4 years old or younger,an adult will need to move the child's joints through the range-of-motion exercises. This is called passive range of motion. The adult will gently move the joints from a bent position to a ...

  4. Arthroscopy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which a thin tube with a light source (called an arthroscope) is inserted into the joint through a small incision in the skin, allowing the health professional to see the inside of the joint.

  5. Biologics for Rheumatoid Arthritis


  6. Rheumatoid 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

  7. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Medications

    Learn about medications to treat children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).

  8. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

    Most children who have juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) will have some pain and discomfort from the disease. The pain of JIA is related to the type and severity of the disease, the child's pain threshold, and emotional and psychological factors. Pain limits a child's ability to function. With care and good communication with your child's doctor, it is possible to provide some, if not total, relief.How to know if your child is in painPain can be difficult for a child to describe. Also, a child isn't always able to recognize a sensation as pain. An older child may be able to describe tingling, cramping, or sharp sensations and may be able to tell where and when the sensation occurs. When a young child is in pain, the signs can be hard to recognize.Signs that may mean your child is in pain include:Changes in usual behavior. Your child may eat less or become fussy or restless. Crying, grunting, or breath-holding. Crying that can't be comforted. Facial expressions, such as a furrowed

  9. Rheumatoid 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.

  10. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Other Treatment

    Read abot physical therapy, occupational therapy, supplements, and complementary therapies for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).

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