Rheumatology

JIA information for kids

  • JIA

    JIA means juvenile idiopathic arthritis. JIA is arthritis that some kids get.

    These are joints

    Skeleton


    Joints are where two bones are joined.

    They let you bend your arms and legs and other parts.

    Your leg has joints in the hip, knee, ankle, foot and toes.

    Your arm has joints at the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hands and fingers.

    Chronic arthritis is when a join:

    • swells up
    • gets hard to move
    • hurts & for more than 6 weeks
    • feels hot
    Ouch

    JIA for kids brochure - arthritis box

    The people in your treatment team are:

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