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    1. 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.

    2. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Home Treatment

      Living with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), a childhood disease that causes inflamed, swollen joints, often means making lifestyle changes and adjustments. This can be frustrating and demanding for you, your child, and your family. However, most chil

    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. Sulfasalazine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Drug details for Sulfasalazine for rheumatoid arthritis.

    5. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

      When rheumatoid arthritis affects the neck joints,particularly those located at the top of the spine,spinal cord complications can occur. Bones and joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis may dislocate and press on the spinal cord. Pressure can cause numbness,pain,tingling,weakness,loss of bowel or bladder control,and unusual head and neck sensations. Pressure may also obstruct blood ...

    6. Corticosteroids for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

      Drug details for Corticosteroids for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

    7. Rheumatoid Arthritis - 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 ...

    8. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Adult Treatments That May Be Used in Children - Topic Overview

      Children who have severe and persistent juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA),during or even after treatment,may be considered for therapies that have been proved to be safe and effective for adult rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune disease but have yet to be fully studied for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Examples of such therapies include: Cyclosporine A. This is a cytotoxic medicine,...

    9. Antimalarials for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

      Drug details for Antimalarial medications for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

    10. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - When To Call a Doctor

      Call your doctor immediately if: Your child has sudden, unexplained swelling, redness, and pain in any joint or joints.

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