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    1. Corticosteroids for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

      Drug details for Corticosteroids for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

    2. 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.

    3. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

      Some children who have developed mild to moderate contractures (knees,ankles,wrists,fingers,elbows) may benefit from serial casting. Serial casting is a temporary straightening and casting of the affected joint (for about 2 days). The cast is then removed,the child goes through some physical therapy,and a new cast is applied with the joint stretched a bit more. The procedure is repeated ...

    4. Rheumatoid Arthritis - 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 ...

    5. 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 ...

    6. Juvenile Idiopathic 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

    7. Sulfasalazine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Drug details for Sulfasalazine for rheumatoid arthritis.

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

      The purpose of physical therapy is to decrease pain and allow you to continue daily activities. Physical therapy can reduce pain in the soft tissues (such as the muscles,ligaments,and tendons),improve function,and build muscle strength. A physical therapist provides these treatments and will also provide education,instruction,and support for recovery. Physical therapy techniques for ...

    9. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Inflammatory Eye Disease - Topic Overview

      Inflammatory eye disease ( uveitis ) can develop as a complication in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Children and adults with JIA can develop cataracts,glaucoma,corneal degeneration (band keratopathy),or vision loss. The incidence of eye disease in children with JIA is from 2% to 34%. 1 Eye disease associated with JIA often has no symptoms,although blurred vision may ...

    10. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

      There are several surgeries to correct joint problems in the hand caused by rheumatoid arthritis,including: Carpal tunnel release,which involves releasing or cutting a ligament in the wrist to relieve pressure on a nerve that runs through the middle of the wrist and supplies feeling to the hand (median nerve). Tendon release,which may be used to treat abnormal bending of fingers (flexion ...

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