Occupational therapy for Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Kids, Childhood Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis in Teens, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Prognosis

Arthritis is a disease that causes Inflammation and Swelling of the Joints. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis or JRA is a category of joint inflammatory disorders which affects children below the age of 16.

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is characterized by chronic inflammation, stiffness, and swelling of the affected joints. This is the most common type of arthritis affecting children. Similar to rheumatoid arthritis, JRA is caused because of the attack of the immune system on the body itself.

Children suffering from JRA constantly have to go through joint pain, swelling, and even inflammation or irritation in the eyes which further affects their growth and development. This leads to difficulty for the child in adapting to the surroundings and performing daily activities, as JRA could also lead to the joint losing its function altogether.

JRA is seen to affect thousands of children and is more commonly seen in girls as compared to boys. Although the cause is yet to be deduced, it is said to have caused because of environmental or genetic factors.

There are subcategories of arthritis, but all of them have general symptoms of pain and loss of joint functions that can form a barrier in the development of the child. The treatment of JRA includes medications and therapies.

We are going to read about how therapy helps in the treatment of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Treatment of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

The aim of the treatment for JRA is to minimize inflammation, swelling and to improve the functions of the joint. This can be achieved by a combination of treatments which could include medication and therapy.

There are different kinds of therapies and Occupational Therapy is one of them. When combined with medications, occupational therapy provides the individual or the child with a practical path to become better.

Occupational therapy for Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

We offer Occupational therapy for Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis treatments in Mumbai, for

rheumatoid arthritis in kids treatment in Mumbai

rheumatoid arthritis in kids treatment in Mumbai

childhood rheumatoid arthritis treatment in Mumbai

childhood rheumatoid arthritis treatment in Mumbai

rheumatoid arthritis in teens treatment in Mumbai

rheumatoid arthritis in teens treatment in Mumbai

Therapy is unique for every individual and is centered around them to increase the chances of improvement. This means that the OT has to first assess the individual before beginning with the therapy.

The therapy includes helping the individual to perform activities that he/she finds difficult to do. The therapy also includes the use of splints which are assisting devices that aid the child in performing everyday functions without being dependent on others.

The individual or child is taught to perform balancing activities and also simpler everyday routines through exercises. There are stretching exercises that help them to be able to move their joints. Extracurricular activities are also a part of therapy to make the child or individual active and feel stronger and independent.

The main goal of a therapist is to help the individual or child to do their normal routines and live life like others without having to compromise on anything. It helps the person to progressively learn and grow as an individual.

At TheraCure, our Scope of Occupational therapy for Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis includes

At Theracure, we take a systematic approach to body treatment, addressing the root causes of the aches and pains.

  • Acupuncture
  • Advice on self-management techniques such as pacing, stress, and sleep
  • Breathing, relaxation, and mindfulness
  • Cold pack/heat and electrotherapy such as TNS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) Education
  • Exercise prescription and Movement therapy
  • Manual Therapy
  • Posture correction and improvement
  • Therapeutic Massage

We believe in a multidisciplinary approach to pain management. Our physiotherapists, osteopaths, masseurs, counseling psychologist, and pain management therapists work together closely.

Not sure if we can help you with your aches and pains? Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to speak with one of our therapists.

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