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  1. Antimalarials for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    Drug details for Antimalarial medications for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Neck Symptoms - Topic Overview

    When rheumatoid arthritis affects the neck joints,particularly those located at the top of the spine,spinal cord complications can occur. Bones and joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis may dislocate and press on the spinal cord. Pressure can cause numbness,pain,tingling,weakness,loss of bowel or bladder control,and unusual head and neck sensations. Pressure may also obstruct blood ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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

  6. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Pain Management - 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

  7. Cyclosporine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Drug details for Cyclosporine for rheumatoid arthritis.

  8. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Soft Tissue Release of Contracture - Topic Overview

    A contracture is a joint abnormally bent by shortened soft tissues in and around the joint. The shortened tissues pull the bone out of normal position. A contracture may develop in a joint affected by juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Because of the effectiveness of today's treatments,your child probably will not develop contractures. But if a contracture does develop,treatment may ...

  9. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Cause

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

  10. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: School Partners - Topic Overview

    Your child's teachers,school nurse,cafeteria staff,and physical education teachers can become helpful partners as your child copes with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)) at school. If you can,meet with your child's teachers and help them learn about JIA. Work with them to develop creative ways of dealing with your child's limitations and making the best of his or her abilities. If your ...

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