Posted: 22nd July 2019
Posted in: News
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common arthritic disease in children and occurs in approximately 1 in 500. But what does JIA really mean?
Juvenile= referring to children under the age of 16-18
Idiopathic= the cause is unknown
Arthritis= conditions that cause joint pain and inflammation
The main symptoms of JIA are;
There are six JIA subtypes known as;
Inflammation in 5 or more joints- often small joints of the fingers or hands
Juvenile psoriatic arthritisInvolves arthritis that occurs in combination with a skin disorder called psoriasis
Enthesitis- related JIA
The goals of treatment are to prevent pain & joint damage and to maintain muscle & joint function and normal growth. As physiotherapists we can play a crucial role by;
Physical activity is essential for good health and wellbeing in the total population. It has been found to be extremely important for children suffering JIA. It is found to
There is definitely some aspects to be aware of when choosing a sport while suffering from JIA, these include;
What to do now?
If you or your child is suffering from JIA give us a call at Generation Physio, we have a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to changing the lives of our clients. All our of clinicians are mobile and come to your own home to conduct an examination. So what are you waiting for, call us on 1300 122 884 to book a consultation today.