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Juvenile arthritis can prove to be traumatic for your child. Growing with severe pain can have a deep impact on their childhood as well as upcoming life. However, if diagnosed at an early stage the condition is completely treatable. Read on to know more about it.
The exact cause of most forms of juvenile arthritis is not well understood. Currently there is no evidence to suggest that foods, toxins, allergies or vitamin deficiencies play a role in any type of juvenile arthritis.
Symptoms of juvenile arthritis can vary from mild to severe and it also varies depending on thetype of arthritis.
Any child can suffer from juvenile arthritis according to studies approximately one child in every 1,000 in a given year can develop arthritis (but most of them are mild) and about one child in every 10,000 will develop severe arthritis.
The term Juvenile arthritis (JA) describes the different autoimmune and inflammatory arthritis in children (less than 16 years of age). Arthritis affects joints and the term “arthritis” literally means joint inflammation.
If your child has arthritis don’t despair because living with juvenile arthritis can be difficult for the child and you, but all is not lost.
Currently, there is no cure for juvenile arthritis (JIA) and there is no proven way to prevent it. However you can take measures to prevent complications and make living with the disease easier.
Treatment for juvenile arthritis includes both medications and nondrug approaches (such as physiotherapy, exercises, heat and cold treatments).
Diagnosis of juvenile arthritis may be difficult as the symptoms of arthritis can vary and some patients may have symptoms of the associated disease as well. There is no single test that can confirm the diagnosis of juvenile arthritis.
Parents and caregivers often tend to overlook symptoms of arthritis in children as it is considered as problem of the elderly.