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  1. Methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Drug details for Methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis.

  2. 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

  3. Antimalarials for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Drug details for Antimalarial drugs for rheumatoid arthritis.

  4. 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 ...

  5. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Other Causes of Joint Pain - Topic Overview

    Many diseases in addition to rheumatoid arthritis may cause joint pain. Osteoarthritis: The illness most often confused with rheumatoid arthritis is osteoarthritis. Although these diseases share the symptom of severe joint pain with reduced mobility,they have distinct causes and treatments. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear over time or by injury to the joints,which results in the ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Antimalarials for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    Drug details for Antimalarial medications for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

  8. Azathioprine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Drug details for Azathioprine for rheumatoid arthritis.

  9. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Neck Symptoms - 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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