Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Medications
Learn about medications to treat children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).
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 ...
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 ...
Arthritis: Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis
Living with rheumatoid arthritis can mean living with chronic pain, fatigue, and joint stiffness. Thousands of people have benefited from developing and following plans to help them manage their symptoms. You and your health professional can develop a medical treatment plan that may include medication and other therapies. Early medical treatment can help you avoid disabling joint changes and ...
Arthroscopy for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which a thin tube with a light source (called an arthroscope) is inserted into the joint through a small incision in the skin, allowing the health professional to see the inside of the joint.
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.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Organizations
WebMD explains how to gain a better understanding of rheumatoid arthritis by going to the suggested RA organizations on the Internet.
Stress and RA at Work: 6 Relaxation Techniques to Ease Workday Pressure
If you have RA, you know the challenges of the workplace. Here are tips from the experts at WebMD on easing stress and keeping your joints flexible at work.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Protecting Your Joints from Damage
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you need to be especially careful about protecting your joints from damage. Here are 7 tips from the experts at WebMD for keeping joints in tiptop shape.
Assistive Devices for RA
WebMD's tips on using assistive devices if you have RA.