Early detection and treatment of lower limb pathologies are for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

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Early detection and treatment of lower limb pathologies are for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a lifelong, autoimmune, inflammatory joint disease. It is commonly known arthritis in children and adolescents. This paper reviews the remembrance and treatment of lower limb pathologies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis from an allied health prospect.

Common lower limb pathologies counting synovitis inducing swelling, tenderness, and pain; persistent inflammation pointing to flexion contractures; muscle atrophy; limb length discrepancies; enthesopathies such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis; and tenosynovitis. Allied health professionals may utilize a range of non-invasive therapies, involving hydrotherapy,  massaging, taping and foot orthoses, strengthening and stretching exercises to manage lower limb pathologies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Early assessment and therapy of these common and potentially disabling lower limb pathologies are fundamental to achieving standard gold care for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. 

Source:

J Paediatr Child Health. 2017 Aug 2

Link to the source:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jpc.13646/abstract

Original title of the article:

Prevalence, presentation and treatment of lower limb pathologies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: A narrative review

Authors:

Antoni; F. et al.

SearchTags: 
: Therapeutic, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Lower limb, Narrative review, Non-invasive therapies
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