onsdag 6 januari 2010

Arthritic Cures For Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Bert Clay

Children age 16 or younger can develop juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of arthritis in children and affects girls more than boys. Arthritis means inflammation of a joint that can cause pain, swelling and stiffness to the affected area. Damage to the immune system causes inflammation that can damage one or more joints. A child with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cures can help control pain, reduce swelling and maintain movement of the affect joint or joints.

Even though there is no cause for rheumatoid arthritis, it is an autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorder means that the body's immune system attacks it own tissues. Since juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is chronic, a young child will have this disease a very long time.

Oligoarthritis is the first type of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and generally affects the knees, ankles and wrist joints causing pain, swelling and stiffness. It can also affect the eye causing inflammation. Children with this type of arthritis are affected more in girls than boys. However, children can outgrow it by adulthood but then it may spread to other joints in other children.

The second type is polyarticular arthritis affects girls more than it does in boys but can begin at any age. Symptoms include swelling and pain in five or more joints in the hands, knees, hips, neck, ankles and feet. Other symptoms may include a low-grade fever, bumps or nodules on the affected areas.

Systemic arthritis, called Still's diseases, is the third type of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and affects about 20 percent of children who have arthritis. This arthritic disease begins with repeated high fevers accompanied with a pink rash that comes and goes. It causes inflammation of the internal organs and joints as well.

Pauciarticular disease is the fourth type of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis that involves pain and swelling in less than 5 joints involved. It is the most common form and affects joints that include the larger ones, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Children who have this disease often have eye infections.

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cures is much the same for adult arthritis. Arthritis cures at home can include regular exercise to promote muscle strength and joint mobility, walking and swimming are good exercises for this type of exercise. Apply cold and heat to the affected joint or joints. Eat well, especially if your child does not eat correctly. A well balance diet will help maintain weight, especially if you are an overweight child. Encourage your child to exercise and be active. Exercise by a Physical therapist can help you with your specific type of arthritis, help you to manage pain that and then continue the program at home.

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