Adolescent Arthritis

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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Doctors

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

Christine C. Piper, MD

Christine C. Piper

O'Fallon, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Nicholas B. Wilson, MD

Nicholas B. Wilson

O'Fallon, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement

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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Locations

Signature Orthopedics - South County

Signature Orthopedics - South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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314-849-0311

Formerly Premier Care Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Signature Orthopedics - O'Fallon

Signature Orthopedics - O'Fallon
9323 Phoenix Village Pkwy
Winghaven
O'Fallon, MO 63368
Get directions
636-561-0871

Signature Orthopedics - St. Peters

Signature Orthopedics - St. Peters
112 Piper Hill Drive
Suite 6
St. Peters, MO 63376
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636-561-5037