Section: Managing symptoms

  • Your plan for managing symptoms

    You may have had your pain, stiffness, and fatigue for a while now. It is important to realize that these symptoms are not going to disappear overnight.However, as you learn […]

  • What is stress?

    Stress is a normal part of life. Stress happens to everyone. It is your body’s physical and emotional reaction to something that upsets your personal balance. To your body, stress […]

  • What is stiffness?

    Stiffness means that you may have trouble moving your joints. When JIA is active, you probably have stiff joints first thing in the morning each day. This is called morning […]

  • What is pain?

    Everyone has experienced pain, whether from a needle or a cut, or due to something more long-lasting like JIA. It is really hard to understand someone else’s pain because pain […]

  • What is fatigue?

    Fatigue is when you feel extremely tired or exhausted. You may feel weak, and that can make it difficult for you to do the things you want to do. Fatigue […]

  • What causes stress?

    Stressors are things that happen in your life that can cause stress. We usually think of stressors as being negative. Examples of negative stressors could be an exhausting school schedule, […]