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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Total Joint Replacement - 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 ...

  4. 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

  5. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Range-of-Motion Exercises - 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: Adult Treatments That May Be Used in Children - Topic Overview

    Children who have severe and persistent juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA),during or even after treatment,may be considered for therapies that have been proved to be safe and effective for adult rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune disease but have yet to be fully studied for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Examples of such therapies include: Cyclosporine A. This is a cytotoxic medicine,...

  7. 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

  8. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Surgery

    Surgical treatment may be used in a very small number of children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) who have severe joint deformity, loss of movement, or pain.

  9. Minocycline for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Drug details for Minocycline for rheumatoid arthritis.

  10. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Other Treatment

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

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