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    1. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Medications

      Learn about medications to treat children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).

    2. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Inflammatory Eye Disease - Topic Overview

      Inflammatory eye disease ( uveitis ) can develop as a complication in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Children and adults with JIA can develop cataracts,glaucoma,corneal degeneration (band keratopathy),or vision loss. The incidence of eye disease in children with JIA is from 2% to 34%. 1 Eye disease associated with JIA often has no symptoms,although blurred vision may ...

    3. Synovectomy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Synovectomy surgery is done to remove inflamed joint tissue (synovium) that is causing unacceptable pain or is limiting your ability to function or your range of motion.

    4. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Pain Management - Topic Overview

      WebMD explains juvnile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and provides basic information about this condition.

    5. Medical History and Physical Exam 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

    6. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Prevention

      Currently, the cause of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is not well - understood, and there is no way to prevent it. The self - care methods listed below may help prevent complications and make managing the illness easier. Preventing joint pain and sw

    7. 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 ...

    8. Rheumatoid 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.

    9. Rheumatoid Arthritis - 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 ...

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

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