Splinting Joints with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) should avoid
keeping their joints bent for long periods of time, such as when sleeping.
These positions can encourage stiffening of the joints.
Wearing a resting splint at night will help keep the joints straight
(especially the wrist and hand, knee and ankle) and may help prevent pain at
night. This may decrease morning stiffness as well as help prevent
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