A: In arthritis, the shock-absorbing cartilage that normally cushions your bone does not function properly. This may be due to wear and tear, or inflammation of your joints, causing it to hurt.
A: Arthritis does not lead to death. However, it may increase your risk of other diseases which may affect your life span.
If you already have reduced kidney function, anti-inflammatory medication for arthritis may also cause problems for your kidney. Let your doctor know if you have any concerns.
A: There are several ways to relieve arthritis pain. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and steroid injections may help with pain relief. Apart from medication, you may try the following home remedies:
Your doctor will recommend the most suitable treatment plan to meet your health goals and lifestyle.
A: Juvenile arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system attacks its healthy cells and tissues. Children may outgrow juvenile arthritis and recover fully. Others may find their conditions getting worse as they grow, or develop other complications.
If you suspect your child has juvenile arthritis, speak to our doctors for an accurate assessment.