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is it okay to have my niece do capoeira if she has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes, but see doctor: All exercise is good for preserving joint motion. The danger would be if there were to be strong physical contact with a damaged joint that had lost range of motion. In juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, some joints become immobile and cannot bend normally. Also, the cervical spine should be examined for prior damage and the bone density should be assessed for osteoporosis. Needs doctor clearance.
Dr. Robert Lowe
Dr. Robert Lowe commented
Pediatric Rheumatology 17 years experience
Agree that kids should have control of arthritis before playing sports that can possibly damage inflamed joints, but kids generally will not have osteoporosis unless they have been given corticosteroids daily for long periods of time. Kids with JIA will rarely have cervical spine involvement and simply checking for full range of motion of their neck is generally sufficient to be certain that they do not have cervical spine arthritis.
Jan 26, 2013

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