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  1. 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 ...

  2. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Stretching and Strengthening Exercises - 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 ...

  3. 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.

  4. Biologics for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    Drug details for Etanercept for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

  5. Azathioprine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Drug details for Azathioprine for rheumatoid arthritis.

  6. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - What Increases Your Risk

    No clear risk factors for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) are known at this time.

  7. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: School Partners - 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 ...

  8. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Treatment Overview

    Learn about treatment for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).

  9. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Soft Tissue Release of Contracture - Topic Overview

    A contracture is a joint abnormally bent by shortened soft tissues in and around the joint. The shortened tissues pull the bone out of normal position. A contracture may develop in a joint affected by juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Because of the effectiveness of today's treatments,your child probably will not develop contractures. But if a contracture does develop,treatment may ...

  10. Comparing Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis - 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 ...

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