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    1. Medical History and Physical Exam for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Your medical history and current medical condition are important factors that help your health professional diagnose and/or evaluate rheumatoid arthritis. To assess your medical history, your health professional may ask:How long symptoms have been present and whether there has been any pattern to them.Whether there is a family history of arthritis.Whether there are any other general symptoms ...

    2. 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

    3. Medical History and Physical Exam for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

      The most important steps in diagnosing juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) are the medical history and physical examination. Your child's health professional may ask some of the following questions:How long do symptoms last, both during a single day and over time? At what age did symptoms first begin?Which joints are affected? How many joints are affected?Are the same joints always affected or do

    4. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Stretching and Strengthening Exercises - Topic Overview

      Stretching and strengthening exercises can help a child who has juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) control pain and stiffness and maintain mobility. A physical therapist can help determine how much exercise is appropriate for each child. Stretching exercises are those in which the joints are moved through bent and straight positions without working the muscles against any resistance or ...

    5. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

      Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are different types of arthritis. Although they share some similar characteristics,each has different symptoms and requires different treatment. Therefore,an accurate diagnosis is important. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis affects about one-tenth as many people as osteoarthritis. The main difference between ...

    6. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Cause

      The cause of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is not well understood. Most experts believe it is caused by a combination of factors.

    7. 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.

    8. Cyclophosphamide for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Drug details for Cyclophosphamide for rheumatoid arthritis.

    9. Exercise for Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

      Exercise can reduce pain and improve function in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In addition,exercise may help prevent the buildup of scar tissue,which can lead to weakness and stiffness. 1 Exercise for arthritis takes three forms: stretching,strengthening,and conditioning. Stretching involves moving joint and muscle groups through and slightly beyond their normal range of motion ...

    10. Corticosteroids for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

      Drug details for Corticosteroids for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

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