For as long as Lily can remember, she has experienced pain in her knees and ankles. When Lily was four years old, she was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). JIA is an autoimmune form of arthritis that affects children [...]
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common type of arthritis found in children. It occurs when the immune system attacks the body’s tissues, causing inflammation in joints and possibly other areas of the body. While doctors can often diagnose [...]
Think back to when you were 12 years old. What was your favorite thing to do? For Mira, it’s being active in things like gymnastics and soccer. Unfortunately, after doing a front handspring at gymnastics, she tore her meniscus. Little [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I144CfD1KM Knee pain, hip pain, really any joint pain can significantly impact your motivation to exercise. You may even think that exercise could make your arthritis worse. But staying active with arthritis is possible. The truth is, exercise is a [...]
By Dr. Paul Utrie, Rheumatologist Over seven million Americans. That’s how many people are affected by rheumatic diseases in the United States. Over seven million, including nearly 300,000 children!* According to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), rheumatic diseases cause [...]
Editor’s note: This post is from a presentation Mira put together for her class at school and is her own words. It is being published with written permission. Mira is a junior ambassador for the Arthritis Foundation. Before I tell [...]
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