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    1. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - What Happens

      The course of rheumatoid arthritis is difficult to predict because it may progress slowly or quickly. If the disease progresses, joint pain can restrict simple movements, such as your ability to grip, and daily activities, such as climbing stairs. Rheumatoid arthritis is a common cause of permanent disability. Early treatment may significantly control the course of the disease.In rare cases, you .

    2. Rheumatoid Arthritis - When to Call a Doctor

      Call your health professional immediately if you have:Sudden, unexplained swelling and pain in any joint or joints.Joint pain associated with a fever or rash.Pain that is so severe that you cannot use the joint.Call your health professional within the next few days if you have:Mild to moderate joint pain that continues and has not improved for over 6 weeks.Side effects that occur with large doses

    3. What to Expect From Your Rheumatologist

      Ready for your first rheumatologist visit? Here’s what’s going to happen.

    4. How Does Methotrexate Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis?

      If you have RA, you’ll probably start treatment with methotrexate. Learn more about this powerhouse medication.

    5. 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 ...

    6. Rheumatoid 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. Arthroplasty for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Arthroplasty is surgery done to reconstruct or replace a diseased joint. For rheumatoid arthritis, arthroplasty is done to restore function to a joint or correct a deformity.

    8. Rheumatoid Arthritis - What Increases Your Risk

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

    9. 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 ...

    10. Minocycline for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Drug details for Minocycline for rheumatoid arthritis.

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