Physiotherapy treatment for arthritis in children
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a general name for several kinds of arthritis. 'Juvenile' means that it affects young people; 'idiopathic' means that we don't know what the cause is; and 'arthritis' means inflammation of the joints
When a child is diagnosed with JIA, it is impossible to say exactly how long the condition will last. JIA can continue for months or years. The main ways of treating JIA include medication for inflammation, Physiotherapy for exercise, splints, joint injections to reduce inflammation in particular joints and pain management. While treatment can reduce the symptoms, it does not lead to a cure.
Source: Kids Health Info Rheumatology Conditions- an Overview.
Physiotherapy and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis http://www.rch.org.au/uploadedFiles/Main/Content/rheumatology/Physiotherapy_and_JIA.pdf
Physiotherapy and JIA: a guide for adolescents http://www.rch.org.au/uploadedFiles/Main/Content/rheumatology/Physiotherapy_and_JIA_-_adolescent_guide.pdf