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  1. Minocycline for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Drug details for Minocycline for rheumatoid arthritis.

  2. Corticosteroids for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for rheumatoid arthritis.

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Medical History and Physical Exam for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Your medical history and current medical condition are important factors that help your health professional diagnose and/or evaluate rheumatoid arthritis. To assess your medical history, your health professional may ask:How long symptoms have been present and whether there has been any pattern to them.Whether there is a family history of arthritis.Whether there are any other general symptoms ...

  6. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Serial Casting - 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. 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. Methotrexate for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    Drug details for Methotrexate for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

  9. Cyclosporine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Drug details for Cyclosporine for rheumatoid arthritis.

  10. Biologics for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    abataceptOrenciaadalimumabHumiraanakinraKineretcertolizumabCimziaetanerceptEnbrelgolimumabSimponiinfliximabRemicaderituximabRituxantocilizumabActemra

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