Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is also called as juvenile idiopathic arthritis. This is the most common type of arthritis in children who are under the age of 17. The symptoms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis include pain in joints, stiffness and swelling. Some of the children may experience symptoms for only a few months, whiles other may experience for their life time.
Some of the types of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis will cause serious complications, such as growth problems and inflammation of eyes. Treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis focuses on controlling pain, improving function and preventing damage of joints. The treatment of Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis includes helping the child maintain a normal level of physical and social activity.
The doctors use a combination of drugs and strategies to get relief from swelling and pain, maintain full movement and strength, and prevent the complications.