Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - How to prevent?

​As we do not fully understand the cause of JIA, there is no way to prevent its onset. However, the disabilities caused by JIA can be prevented with early diagnosis and treatment. A healthy balanced diet and regular exercise are also helpful.

Family members can do several things to help a child with JIA physically and emotionally:

  • Seek medical treatment early. The best care for your child with JIA is provided by a rheumatology team.
  • Learn and understand as much as you can about your child's disease and its treatment.
  • Ensure that your child takes his / her medication as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Encourage physical activity and exercise. Work with therapists and other healthcare providers involved in your child's care.
  • Treat the child as normally as possible to foster a positive outlook.

JIA can cause complications such as serious eye inflammation called uveitis. The eye inflammation can sometimes be silent. It is important to recognize this complication early, which highlights the importance of undergoing regular eye checks by an ophthalmologist.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Preparing for surgery

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Post-surgery care

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Other Information