Will I Outgrow It?
Juvenile arthritis is a chronic disease, meaning it won't ever go away completely. It could go away for many years at a time, and your doctor may decide you’re in remission. However, sometimes it comes back.
Juvenile arthritis doesn’t speed up the aging process or cause death, but you do need to manage the condition to live your best life. The way to do that is to stick with your treatment plan. Medications and exercise can ease pain and swelling, help with rashes and fevers, and make you feel much better.
Juvenile arthritis is being studied, so doctors will know even more about how to treat it in the future. As you grow up, you can expect to benefit from new medications and treatments.