6 Signs and Symptoms of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

2. Stiff joints

Joint pain is one major symptom of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. But another sign of this condition is joint stiffness, or the inability of a child to easily move their joints around.

This symptom can become visible in a few different ways. First, it tends to emerge first thing in the morning. Second, it can prevent a child from comfortably adjusting their legs, or holding an arm or leg in a position for any period of time. Finally, joint stiffness can become visible as a child tries to perform a simple function, such as using cutlery to eat their food. Should you observe a child struggling with their flexibility, ask your family doctor about juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.


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