Adolescent Arthritis


Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a disease that happens to children. It causes swollen and stiff joints. Experts think it happens when a child’s natural defenses (immune system) attack his or her joints.

Your child may have some pain and walk with a limp. And your child may have red or swollen eyes.

Sometimes this disease is called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

Your child can take pills or get a shot in a joint to reduce pain and swelling. Physical therapy can help keep your child’s joints flexible.

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Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who diagnose and treat this condition.

Robert G. Medler, MD

Robert G. Medler

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma
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Signature Orthopedics South County

Signature Orthopedics South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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