Juvenile arthritis (JA) Directory
Juvenile arthritis (JA) is any type of arthritis that occurs in children under age 18. It is a long-term (chronic) condition that involves swollen, painful joints. Juvenile arthritis is an autoimmune disease, which means it occurs when the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells and tissues. There are several types of juvenile arthritis. The most common symptoms are joint swelling, warmth and redness around a joint, and problems with bone development and growth. Often, a limp is the first sign that a child has juvenile arthritis. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how juvenile arthritis develops, what the symptoms are, how to treat it, and much more.
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Basics
Learn more from WebMD about types of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, also called juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Arthritis Types and Basic Information
Learn about the different types of arthritis from the experts at WebMD.
Symptoms of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, also called juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Treatments for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Learn more from WebMD about treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, also called juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Growing Pains: When Should Parents Worry?
Morning pain may mean something more serious is wrong with your child.
How to Know When Growing Pains Are Something Else
Your child’s growing pains might be something else, like juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Find out how to tell the difference.
WebMD talks to Jenny Garth
90210 Star Jennie Garth talks about acting, volunteerism, and parenting a child with JRA
Juvenile Arthritis at School: 504 Plans, IEPs, and Pain Issues
Is your child struggling with arthritis at school? WebMD helps explain 504 Plans, IEPs, and other ways to help your child cope with arthritis issues in the classroom.