Did you know that more than 300,000 children under the age of 16 are affected by arthritis?
A disease that frequently goes undiagnosed due to lack of patient and parent awareness will be received much-needed extra attention during July’s Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Click here for the Arthritis Foundation’s information on juvenile arthrits (JA), including causes, effects and treatment options. They have also shared helpful resources for patients on Having JA: What to Expect and Daily Life With JA – a great list of articles on healthy eating, social and school issues and much, much more.
Have you made your patients and their parents/guardians aware of the symptoms of JA? Click here for ideas on how to deliver timely, helpful communications on this topic to increase JA awareness. It could be the key to getting adolescents some relieve for unexplained and lingering joint pain.