September is Arthritis Awareness Month — Learn about arthritis from AboutKidsHealth
In recognition of Arthritis Awareness Month, AboutKidsHealth is sharing information on arthritis in children and teens, called juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).
What is juvenile idiopathic arthritis?
Many people think that arthritis is something only old people get, but children and teenagers can get arthritis too. In fact, arthritis affects about 1 in 1,000 children and teenagers in Canada. Children and teenagers get a type of arthritis called juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), sometimes called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).