We regularly treat patients suffering from arthritis, however, these patients aren’t always what you’d imagine. When you think of arthritis, you generally think of an older person suffering with the condition, however, we have treated young children suffering the same symptoms.

Arthritis is a common condition, causing inflammation in the joint. There are several forms of arthritis, including:

  • Osteoarthritis is the more common form and generally appears in people over the age of 50. Sufferers experience sore joints, stiffness and pain.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis affects more women than men and the symptoms can change day-to-day. Sufferers experience ‘flare ups’ which can last for days or even months.

Juvenile arthritis refers to any arthritic condition that affects a person aged 16 or younger. While arthritis commonly affects the joints, juvenile arthritis can affect the eyes and skin too. The most common type is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), but researchers are currently working towards understanding the other different forms it can take.

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis can be shortlived, but there are some forms which are permanent. Our team can help support your family through a JIA diagnosis and help your child cope with the symptoms.

Physiotherapyosteopathy and chiropractic can all help your child cope with arthritis. All of our practitioners have experience in treating young children and in treating arthritic conditions. Our practitioners are also happy to answer any questions you might have about the treatment, before you book. Our practitioners can help alleviate stiffness and improve joint mobility. They can also provide some advice on exercises or stretches that can help with the pain when you’re at home and other treatments that may help.

There are also other ways in which we can help you:

Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage can ease the swelling in the joints and provide some relief. Regular massage is also soothing and can help with the stress of the condition as well.

Acupuncture can also provide relief. If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, acupuncture can also help you with some relief from the discomfort this condition.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please email us at info@theforgeclinic.com and we can arrange for a practitioner to call or email you to answer your questions. If you would like to book, you can do so online.

Please note, you will need to accompany your child to their appointments.