July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Children with arthritis can play most sports as long as their disease well-controlled.

It is not just older people who are affected by arthritis, children get it too – that’s why observing Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month in July each year is so important. Founded by the Arthritis Foundation, this campaign aims to raise awareness about this condition and share resources to help those affected by it. Did you know, with kids, arthritis affects not just joints, but other organs too? Their immune system attacks their joints, causing swelling, stiffness, and sometimes permanent damage, which can get worse if left untreated.

Let’s learn together:

“Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, formerly known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, is the most common type of arthritis in children under the age of 16. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis can cause persistent joint pain, swelling and stiffness.”

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Dr Wolmarans: 012 549 8900 / office@gjmw.co.za

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