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Do children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis have to limit activities?
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Yes
Ra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology.
There are many theories for why it happens, many believe there is a virus responsible. Pain and stiffness may limit activity. Appropriate treatment can vastly benefit the patient, and a pediatric rheumatologist can be your best friend.

In brief: Yes
Ra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology.
There are many theories for why it happens, many believe there is a virus responsible. Pain and stiffness may limit activity. Appropriate treatment can vastly benefit the patient, and a pediatric rheumatologist can be your best friend.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Only within reason
Patients with jra should avoid high impact activities such as running and are better to pursue non-impact sports such as swimming, bike riding, cross country skiing, etc.
There have been however remarkable advances in treatment by dmards (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs)that modify the body's response to infection and disease and may thereby allow unrestricted sport.

In brief: Only within reason
Patients with jra should avoid high impact activities such as running and are better to pursue non-impact sports such as swimming, bike riding, cross country skiing, etc.
There have been however remarkable advances in treatment by dmards (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs)that modify the body's response to infection and disease and may thereby allow unrestricted sport.
Dr. Hill Hastings
Dr. Hill Hastings
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