Juvenile Arthritis



Juvenile arthritis (JA) is any type of arthritis or an arthritis-related condition that develops in children or teenagers who are under 18 (Lawrence et al., 1998; Arthritis Foundation Website). About 294,000 children are affected by JA and rheumatologic conditions (Sacks et al., 2007). These children typically have pain, swelling, tenderness, and stiffness of joints, causing limited range of motion, joint contracture, which occurs when holding a painful joint in a flexed position for a long time, damage to joint cartilage and bone, causing joint deformity and limited joint use, and altered growth of bone and joints, causing short stature.


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