Juvenile arthritis is the most common type of autoimmune, non infective, inflammatory joint disease, chronic or long-lasting, arthritis that affects children aged 16 or younger. It happens when the immune system attacks healthy joint tissues.
- Joint Pain
- Restricted joint movement
- Muscle weakness
- Late effects of arthritis can include joint contractures, limb length discrepancies and muscle wasting.
Generally surgery is advisable
- Acute phase (Icing, splinting, limb protection TENS, positioning)
- Chronic phase (moist heat, deep heating, TENS, Ultrasound)
- ROM’s (passive, active, gentle stretching)
- Endurance training
STEM CELL TREATMENT
Stem cell therapy consists of using stems cells to replace or repair the cells of damaged organs and tissues, so as treat patients with juvenile arthritis. They are unspecialized cells capable of renewing themselves through cell division that can be induced, under certain conditions, to become tissue- or organ-specific cells with special functions.