Pediatric Rheumatology Care

Pediatric rheumatology is a branch of medicine dedicated to the study and treatment of diseases that affect the joints, muscles and connective tissue in children. These are autoimmune and inflammatory ailments that can be quite painful and even debilitating for young patients. At IBJI, highly-trained physicians specializing in the treatment of pediatric rheumatic diseases will work with you and your child to achieve proper diagnosis, remission and pain management. For questions, appointment or consultation contact the IBJI location nearest you.

Pediatric Rheumatic Syndromes and Diseases

Rheumatic diseases and syndromes affecting the joints, muscles and connective tissue can quite painful for children. Depending on the condition, symptoms can include chronic pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints, rash, limping or difficulty walking, fever, and fatigue. Below is a list of conditions that are commonly treated at IBJI.

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Juvenile Dermatomyositis
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Pain of the musculoskeletal system
  • Pediatric Vasculitis
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Pediatric Rheumatology Treatment and Services

Although pediatric rheumatic diseases have no known cure, remission, pain relief and inflammation relief can all be achieved through proper treatment and continued self-care. IBJI offers the best comprehensive care in the treatment of these conditions. Depending on the child’s needs, treatment and services offered can include:

  • Arthritis Management
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Education and instruction for continued self-care (specific diet, physical activity, etc.)
  • Massage Therapy and Acupuncture
  • Medication
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

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