Tips for Juvenile Arthritis

Tips for Juvenile Arthritis

Children living with arthritis experience many of the same challenges as adults living with this disease. In addition to fluctuating episodes of pain and limited ability to carry out the activities of daily living, a child needs and wants to feel normal, to develop independence, to exercise regularly, to maintain nutritional requirements, and to develop and maintain family and social relationships. In what follows are tips to help your children when they have arthritis: Promote Normalcy Adjust your expectations of the child only when a flare-up of arthritis occurs or joint damage prevents specific activities. Make your expectations of the...

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