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Medical Reference Related to Rheumatoid Arthritis

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Other Treatment

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

  4. Rheumatoid 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

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sulfasalazine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Drug details for Sulfasalazine for rheumatoid arthritis.

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sulfasalazine for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    Drug details for Sulfasalazine for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

  10. Minocycline for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Drug details for Minocycline for rheumatoid arthritis.

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