What is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)?
Juvenile arthritis is a condition in which there is inflammation in the synovium (tissue that lines the inside of joints). It is an autoimmune disease and occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own cells. It is not known why this happens, but researchers believe that genetics and environmental factors may play a part.
There are many types of Juvenile Arthritis:
What are the signs and symptoms of Juvenile arthritis?
Juvenile arthritis is usually a chronic, long-lasting disease. However, symptoms may come and go over time (periods of flares and remission)
Some symptoms may be:
How is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis diagnosed?
There is no single test to confirm the disease. A specialist doctor will take your child’s history and do a physical exam. They may also order imaging studies and blood tests.
How can physiotherapy help?
Treatment for juvenile arthritis generally includes both exercise and medications. In the active phase of the disease, pain alleviation is important while the inactive stage requires strategies for improving mobility and function.
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