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    1. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Medications

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

    2. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

      There are several surgeries to correct joint problems in the hand caused by rheumatoid arthritis,including: Carpal tunnel release,which involves releasing or cutting a ligament in the wrist to relieve pressure on a nerve that runs through the middle of the wrist and supplies feeling to the hand (median nerve). Tendon release,which may be used to treat abnormal bending of fingers (flexion ...

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

    4. Rheumatoid Arthritis - What Increases Your Risk

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

    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 - Other Treatment

      Read abot physical therapy, occupational therapy, supplements, and complementary therapies for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).

    7. 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

    8. 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 ...

    9. Cyclophosphamide for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Drug details for Cyclophosphamide for rheumatoid arthritis.

    10. Minocycline for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Drug details for Minocycline for rheumatoid arthritis.

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