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Juvenile Arthritis

Posted Dec 20 2011 12:00am
We tend to think of arthritis as a disease that affects only the older generation.  However, around 294,000 children under the age of eighteen are affected by juvenile arthritis.  Arthritis literally means the inflammation of joints.  The cause of arthritis is unknown.   It is not contagious and there is no evidence food, toxins, or vitamins play a role. 


Arthritis usually affects the hands, knees, and feet and is worse in the morning.  Doctors can prescrible treatment to reduce swelling, maintain joint movement and relieve pain.  They also try to prevent, identity, and treat problems that result from the  arthritis. Most children with arthritis need a blend of treatments - some treatments include drugs and others do not. 


 Flexstat topical pain relieve is available through our online store and can be applied to help relieve the pain of juvenile arthritis.  It is a deep penetration topical pain reliever that provides quick, effective relief from muscle and joint pain due to arthritis. By utilizing a powerful blend of traditional medicines with the purest herbal extracts such as DMSO, MSM, Eucalyptus Oil, Vitamin E and Menthol, Flexstat provides a superior solution for treating foot and ankle pain. This lightly scented formula is proven to relieve pain, dramatically reduce inflammation, and improve joint movement. For best results, apply a generous amount of Flexstat cream to affected area and rub in thoroughly 3 to 4 times daily. Cover the area with an elastic wrap for increased penetration.

Arthritis.org's List of Symptoms

  • Pain, swelling, tenderness, and stiffness of joints, causing limited range of motion. 
  • Joint contracture which results from holding a painful joint in a flexed position for a long period of time. 
  • Damage to joint cartilage and bone leading to joint deformity and impaired use of the joint. 
  • Altered growth of bone and joints leading to short stature. 
If you suspect your child may be suffering from juvenile arthritis and notice any of these symptoms in your child's hands or feet, call your doctor.  Another good thing for parents to do upon learning their child has been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis is to join a support group.  It is also important to treat your child as normal as possible. You should also try to learn as much as you can about your child's disease, this blog is a good start. 
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