Juvenile Arthritis

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Juvenile Arthritis

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What is Juvenile Arthritis?

Juvenile Arthritis is a type of autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the joints and surrounding tissue. It affects people of all ages, but it’s most common in children between the ages of 2 and 18.

Juvenile Arthritis is actually a form of Rheumatoid Arthritis, which can also affect adults. In both cases, the immune system attacks healthy tissue in the body, causing joint pain and stiffness.

What are the types of Juvenile Arthritis?

There are several types of Juvenile Arthritis, including:

  • Oligoarthritis – a type of juvenile arthritis that causes inflammation and pain in one or a few joints.
  • Polyarthritis – a type of juvenile arthritis that causes inflammation and pain in many joints.
  • Systemic – a type of juvenile arthritis that affects the whole body.
  • Enthesitis-related – an autoimmune knee condition that occurs when the lining around tendons, ligaments, and joints becomes inflamed.
  • Juvenile psoriatic arthritis – a form of arthritis that affects children who have psoriasis.

What are the causes of Juvenile Arthritis?

The causes of juvenile arthritis are not fully understood. Experts believe that the disease may be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Genetic factors

The tendency to develop juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) passes from parent to child through genes. If both parents have JRA, there is a 25% chance that their child will develop this form of arthritis. If only one parent has JRA, the risk is 10%.

Environmental factors

Although the exact cause remains unknown, researchers believe that exposure to certain infections or toxins may trigger an autoimmune response in some people who are genetically predisposed to develop JRA. It’s also possible that an autoimmune response could be triggered by direct injury to the joint cartilage or ligaments surrounding a joint.

What are the symptoms of Juvenile Arthritis?

The symptoms of juvenile arthritis vary from person to person, depending on which joints are affected and how they’re affected.

The most common symptoms include:

  • Pain in the joints
  • Swelling around the joints
  • Stiffness in the joints
  • Changes in color (redness, warmth) around the joints

What are the complications of Juvenile Arthritis?

The complications of Juvenile Arthritis (JIA) depend on the severity and duration of the disease. Complications can include:

-Joint stiffness

  • Stiffness in other areas of your body, such as your neck or back
  • Swollen joints or arthritis that can affect other parts of your body (such as your eyes)
  • Skin rashes that can lead to infections such as impetigo or cellulitis

Recommended Exercise

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What are the exercises for Juvenile Arthritis?

Exercise is a great way to combat juvenile arthritis, and there are plenty of options to choose from! Here are some ideas:

Walking

Walking is an excellent way to exercise and keep your joints moving. It doesn’t have to be hard—just get outside and take a stroll around the block! You could even try walking with friends or family members who have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis.

Swimming

Swimming is another great exercise option for kids with juvenile arthritis. Swimming exercises your muscles and joints while helping you stay healthy, which is great news for people living with this condition. If you’re nervous about swimming in public pools (because they can be germ-filled), consider taking swim lessons at home or joining a local swimming club that hosts classes in pools that are cleaned regularly.

Yoga

Yoga is an excellent way to relieve stress, improve flexibility, and strengthen muscles—all while building confidence and self-esteem! Consider joining a class at your local gym or doing yoga at home with friends or family members who have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis (or without them!).

What are the treatments for Juvenile Arthritis?

The treatments for Juvenile Arthritis include physical therapy, medication and surgery.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is important for children with juvenile arthritis. It helps them to strengthen their muscles, improve their flexibility and balance, and reduce pain in joints.

Medications

Medications are often prescribed to treat the symptoms of juvenile arthritis. These medications can help to relieve pain and inflammation in the joints. Some of these medications may also slow down or stop the progression of joint damage caused by arthritis.

Surgery

In some cases, surgery may be needed to replace damaged joints or remove inflamed tissue around a joint that has become swollen and stiff over time because of repeated injury or overuse.

Explanation of Recommended Orthotic Device

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What brace is used for Juvenile Arthritis?

The best brace for Juvenile Arthritis is a supportive arthritis brace.

When you have Juvenile Arthritis, you have to be careful about the types of braces you use. Some are too stiff and can cause further damage to your joints. Others are not supportive enough, causing pain and discomfort.

A supportive arthritis brace will help keep your joint stable without causing any more damage or discomfort. It’s also important that the brace fits properly so that it can do its job without slipping or moving around too much.

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