This is a good time to tell the doctor about any swelling, stiffness, pain or tiredness you may have.
This may include taking an x-ray to see under our skin or drawing a small amount of blood to examine.
You or your parent may ask the doctor more questions about the treatments and side effects. Your doctor might also talk about different exercises you can do to help keep joints healthy.
You may need to return for more visits to the rheumatologist. The treatment for arthritis can usually be done at home.
This is when the doctor will look very closely at the area around your joints. They might also move your joints to see how much or far you can move.
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