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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

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Arthritis is a chronic condition which sees inflammation within a joint, often causing severe pain. There are over 200 types of the affecting 2.5 million adults and children in the UK. In some manifestations the body’s immune system attacks tissues in and around joints, causing pains stiffness and swelling. In other types inflammation occurs when bones try to repair damaged cartilage and alter the shape of the joint. 1 in 1000 of the UK population develops arthritis in childhood, which is known as Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. There are 3 main types of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis; oligo-articular which has good recovery rates, afflicts 4 or less limbs – most typically the knees, wrists and ankles; polyarticular which affects 5 or more joints, can spread quickly from one to another and is often accompanied by a rash and fever; and systematic onset which starts with swollen glands, lethargy, fever and rash and develops into enlarged, inflamed joints. There is no miracle cure for arthritis and whilst it is a serious, chronic condition it only causes severe disability in 5% of cases. Treatment varies with each individual case and can vary from medication and surgery to physiotherapy, osteopathy and acupuncture.

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Hi go to your doctor and make it as clear as you possibly can you are in too much pain to be fobbed off any more it's YOUR RIGHT. YOU ARE THE PATIENT THEY ARE THE DOCTOR good luck. Im 25 and for nearly a year now I have been struggling with daily activities my legs would be painful give way my arms were in pain horrible sharp throbbing had to stop my part time job excruciating pain in my right arm awful falling over down constantly walking and knocking into everything





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My daughter is 2 years old and has had problems with her legs for nearly a year it gets so bad she cant walk, now its in her neck and started to complain in her chest, she has been diagnose 4 times now with transient synovitis. they mention arthritis but nothing diagnose, she has had bloods done they have been clear. I'm so confused to what is wrong with my daughter and hate seeing her in pain.





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Hi in 10% of people with arthritis it doesn't show in blood results. I was one of these people until a couple of years ago so please keep pestering you gp to get a diagnosis .I was 9 when I was diagnosed after 18 mths of being told it was growing pains and sent for physio

I'm 23, and, since the age of 12, I have had arthritis ever since I broke my elbow. It was hard explaining that I couldn't do P.E or had trouble holding an instrument and that my arm hurt. People just didn't understand that kids could have arthritis. The worst I ever had was when I was forced to do push ups and then forced to leave the class to go to the "special ed" P.E class because I couldn't use a man's bow in archery.





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Hi yea I been having problems with my Right index Thumb for the Past three weeks have attended my local minor injuries Department at my local hospital.My right index thumb is very sore,inflamed & I'm in severe pain with it. Had it strapped up for a week. I also had to go to see my own Doctor about it. Was prescribed anti inflammatory gel to put on it,but it doesn't seem to have help. The pain keeps me awake at night. There is also a history of Arthritis in the Family.Would someone please help me thanks.





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Hi, i have had rheumatoid arthritis since 2011, so far i have been on several medication, and had one forefoot operation, because my mobility was suffering. My foot is healed very well and i am taking hydroxquinne and methetrexate, but i still have swelling in my hands on the knuckles mainly the right hand, i am 55yrs old, and i exercise every other day, this includes cardio and weights. I have also changed my diet, and cut out animal fats, i eat more fruit and veg now than anything, i am feeling good, but hate having arthritis, would be nice to be in remission, is there any hope of this in the future.





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Hi Im 17 and I have a lot of pain going through the inside of my knee, its been going on for about 2 weeks and i cant bend or stretch my knee and I can hardly move it. Ive always had week ankles and have sprained them about 7 times. I used to be a dancer but stopped about 3 years ago. My hips and wrist also crack alot, sometime my hips can be very painful and get stuck. Any help? I havean appointment to see the traumatologist on the 25th and to have havean MRI but its just so painful i cant sleep! Please help!





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Hi please can you help me,I've had this pain in my left side hip going down my leg for about 2 months now with server pain went to see my doctor who said it's a trap Nerve,but I feel it's some think more,with this I noticed my bone in my leg felt bruised and very ali full can you let me know what's going on thank you





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Hi, I am 19 years old, I was told that I had arthritis when I was 5 in my hip, I had trouble up until the age of about 14/15, and then at 17 I started again with pains in my hip, and for last year or so, i t has been gettiing worse and started in my ankles, my knees and my wrists, and I start getting shooting pains from my knee to my ankle and back to my knee, and this could last for half an hour to an hour, sometimes I struggle to sit up and when I do, im in agony, and when I walk or stand im in so much agony I tend to fall to the floor into tears, suggestions would be much appreciated, thanking





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Hi my daughter complains everyday about pains in her knees and ankles just lately her ankles have started to give way, she is 13. I have taken her tondoctors who diagnised her with hypermobility syndrome. What is this and how can she be pain free, she doesnt seem to be able to walk far without being inpain.





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my daughter has sufferd lots of swelling in her knees for the last three years,she cant walk far her hips and back are also very pain fullshe as just had a knee scan which came back clear.she as got no quality of life she cant do things with her friends when she comes home from school she is in pain every day the doctors are still saying there is nothing wrong.but is still having intense phisco please help .





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