Arthritis Prevention

There are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing some types of arthritis. Maintaining a healthy weight decreases your risk of developing osteoarthritis and gout. Protecting your joints from injuries or overuse can reduce your risk of osteoarthritis.

Can children get arthritis?

Yes, children can get arthritis. The most common type of arthritis found in children is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), also known as childhood arthritis or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Damage caused by juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is permanent, so early diagnosis and proper treatment are important to prevent or minimize permanent damage. Some children with JIA achieve permanent remission, which means the disease is no longer active.

Frequently Asked Questions on Arthritis

  1. What is Arthritis?
  2. What are the most common types of arthritis?
  3. What causes arthritis?
  4. What are the symptoms of arthritis?
  5. Am I at risk for arthritis?
  6. Are people with arthritis more likely to develop complications from the flu?
  7. How many adults in the United States have arthritis?
  8. Can children get arthritis?
  9. Can I prevent arthritis?
  10. What should I do if I think I have arthritis?
  11. How is arthritis treated?
  12. How can I manage my arthritis?
  13. Is exercise good for people who have arthritis?
  14. What should I do if I have pain when I exercise?
  15. How does being overweight affect arthritis?