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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)
July 14th, 2019 / Arthritis

Does your child complain of pain in their heels or ankles? Do they also have knee, hip, or elbow pain? They might have JIA (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis). This is an autoimmune condition that causes pain in multiple joints in children. Your child might also be experiencing joint swelling, skin rash, vision problems and fever. Do they have trouble walking up/down stairs or getting changed on their own? They might have JIA. Treatment involves referral to a paediatric rheumatologist as well as footwear modification and orthotic therapy to offload painful joints.  

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