Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Font Size

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Exams and Tests

Findings from a physical exam, including the pattern and nature of joint symptoms, are important keys to the diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Lab tests may be used to support the diagnosis and make sure symptoms aren't caused by another health problem. JIA is often diagnosed only after other possible causes of symptoms have been ruled out and the pain and stiffness have lasted for at least 6 weeks.

Routine exams and tests include the following:

Recommended Related to Rheumatoid Arthritis

What can I do about the RA pain I feel right now?

Pain is not patient. If you’re feeling worse today, you want relief from your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms right away. Unfortunately, none of us is guaranteed a pain-free life. But there are some ways to reduce pain. You may have already tried some, but others may surprise you.   Have you tried avetopical capsaicin? Capsaicin is an ingredient in hot peppers. It's put in creams to rub on painful joints. Studies show that capsaicin stimulates the release of a substance that's involved in communicating...

Read the What can I do about the RA pain I feel right now? article > >

The following tests are done if needed:

Your doctor will probably schedule routine checkups to see how your child is doing and how well treatment is working. This will include talking about inflammatory eye disease and exams for this disease, such as a slit lamp eye exam.


WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: June 05, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
Next Article:

Today on WebMD

fish oil capsule
senior woman holding green apple
young women in yoga class
Man with knee brace
Lucille Ball
Hand bones X-ray
prescription pills
Woman massaging her neck
woman roasting vegetables in oven
Woman rubbing shoulder
Xray Rheumatoid Arthritis