Juvenile Arthritis

About Your Child's Care and Condition

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that is characterized by swelling, heat and pain. While there is no identifiable cause, this chronic auto-immune disease is very common - nearly 300,000 children in the United States have some sort of arthritis. 

The most prevalent form of juvenile arthritis is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). JIA usually appears in kids between 18 months and 16 years old. Our pediatric rheumatology specialists can help diagnose and manage arthritis symptoms in children and teenagers. We work closely with pediatric orthopedic and rehabilitation specialists to help your child achieve a safe activity level that is healthy, comfortable and enjoyable.