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    1. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Pain Management - 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. Rheumatoid Arthritis - 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 ...

    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. Antimalarials for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

      Drug details for Antimalarial medications for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

    5. Azathioprine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Drug details for Azathioprine for rheumatoid arthritis.

    6. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Pain Management - 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 ...

    7. Leflunomide for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Drug details for Leflunomide for rheumatoid arthritis.

    8. 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.

    9. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Pain Management - Other Treatment

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

    10. Cyclosporine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Drug details for Cyclosporine for rheumatoid arthritis.

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