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Arthritis in Children

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Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that is characterized by swelling, heat and pain. The most prevalent form of juvenile arthritis is juvenile idiopathic arthritis, also know as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. This kind of arthritis usually appears in kids between six months and 16 years old. Our pediatric rheumatology specialists can help your child or teenager manage their arthritis symptoms. They also work closely with pediatric orthopedic and rehabilitation specialists to help your child achieve a safe activity level that is healthy, comfortable and enjoyable. 

Nearly 300,000 children in the United States have some sort of arthritis. It can be short-term—lasting for just a few weeks or months, then going away forever—or it can be chronic and last for months or years. In rare cases, your child's arthritis can last a lifetime.