All Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Articles

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Center

The SpineUniverse Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Center provides you with important information about JIA, including its types, potential causes, and treatments.

Exercise and Physical Therapy for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

An exercise plan, developed by a physical therapist, is an important part of treating juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Children need to keep their joints moveable and their muscles strong.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Treatment

Many medications and other treatment options are available to help control inflammation, symptoms and enhance quality of life.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Potential Causes and Diagnosis

What is known about JIA is that it is a group of autoimmune disorders and that at least 2 factors are believed to be involved in the development of these diseases.

Complications of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

The disease process of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) varies by type, disease activity, and severity. Usually, severity of symptoms fluctuates in a series of flares and remissions.

Surgery for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Surgery is rarely used in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) cases, although there are a few scenarios where it may be recommended. Find out when surgery is possible.

Common Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Questions

Reference sheet for the most common juvenile idiopathic arthritis questions. Find answers to the most important questions, including nonsurgical treatment options and when surgery may be recommended.

Anatomy of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

The joints in your body: that's what you have to know to understand the anatomy of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Learn about the parts of joints, including how cartilage helps your bones move more easily (especially important to know for JIA).

Living with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Part 1

It can be tough to be a child with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. At a time when no one wants to be different, this diagnosis sets children apart. Tips on how to help your child cope with and accept JIA.

Living with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Part 2

Most children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis get through school just fine; they just have to take a few precautions. For example, they may need to get a second set of books to leave at home, or they may need more time to get to class.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Research

Researchers suspect that both genetic and environmental factors are involved in development of the disease and they are studying these factors in detail.

Symptoms of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

In juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), some of the most common symptoms are joint swelling and pain. Often, children have a lot of pain in the morning or after a nap. Review other typical JIA symptoms.

Who Treats Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis?

Most patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis have a team of doctors working with them. The main doctor will most likely be a pediatric rheumatologist. This article lists other doctors on the JIA treatment team.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Does It Affect Physical Appearance?

Most people associate arthritis with physical changes: swollen joints in the hands, for example. But what happens to children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)? This article explains how JIA can affect physical appearance.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Different From Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis

The main difference between juvenile idiopathic arthritis and adult rheumatoid arthritis is that many people with JIA outgrow the illness, while adults usually have lifelong symptoms.