Occupational therapy for Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

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

The symptoms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis include chronic inflammation, stiffness, and swelling of the joints.

It is the most common type of arthritis affecting children. Similarly, to Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis(JRA) is caused by the immune system attacking the body.

Children suffering from JRA constantly have joint pain, swelling, and even inflammation or irritation in the eyes, which further affects their growth and development.

It leads to difficulty for the child to adapt to the surroundings and perform daily activities, as JRA could also lead to the joint losing its function altogether.

JRA affects thousands of children and is more commonly seen in girls than boys. Although the cause is yet to be deduced and it is said to have been caused by environmental or genetic factors.

There are a variety of assessment tools used in the field of occupational therapy for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. These include the Juvenile Arthritis Functional Assessment Report(JAFAR), the Joint Assessment Questionnaire(JAQQ), and the Juvenile Arthritis Activity Rating Scale (JAFSI), which is a questionnaire-style assessment of functional ability in children with JA.

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

Read about how Occupational Therapy aids in the Treatment of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Treatment of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

The treatment for JRA aims to minimize inflammation and swelling and improve the functions of the joint. JRA can be treated by combining treatments, including 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 improve.

Occupational therapy for Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

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OT is unique for every individual and is centered around them to increase the chances of improvement. The OT has to first assess the individual before beginning the therapy.

The therapy includes helping the individual to perform activities that he/she finds difficult to do. The therapy also includes 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 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 our Occupational Therapist is to help the individual or child do their normal routines and live life like others without compromising on anything. It helps the person to learn and grow as an individual progressively.

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

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rheumatoid arthritis in kids treatment in Mumbai

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childhood rheumatoid arthritis treatment in Mumbai

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rheumatoid arthritis in teens treatment in Mumbai

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.

  • 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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