Rheumatoid Arthritis - Health Tools
Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Taking an active role in the management of your rheumatoid arthritis ...
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 ...
Physical Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis - 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 ...
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Symptoms
The most common symptoms of all forms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) include: Joint pain and swelling that may come and go but is most often persistent; Joint stiffness that lasts longer than 1 hour in the morning.
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor immediately if: Your child has sudden, unexplained swelling, redness, and pain in any joint or joints.
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Cause
The cause of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is not well understood. Most experts believe it is caused by a combination of factors.
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Features of DMARD and SSARD Drugs - Topic Overview
Children who have juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are first treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs ) that often provide relief and reduce inflammation. NSAIDs are considered the first-line treatment for JIA. Second-line drug therapy-known interchangeably as disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and as slow-acting antirheumatic drugs (SAARDs)-for JIA may be ...
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Other Treatment
Read abot physical therapy, occupational therapy, supplements, and complementary therapies for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).
Medical History and Physical Examination 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
Corticosteroids for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug details for Corticosteroids for rheumatoid arthritis.