A to Z: Arthropathyenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn about conditions that affect the joints, complications of diabetes, and complications of nervous system damage.arthropathy, arthritis, gout, Charcot joint, parvovirus B19 arthropathy, facet arthropathy, joints, gastrointestinal diseases, joint disease, joint disorders, neuropathy, neuropathic arthropathy, crystal arthropathy, autoimmune01/11/201303/18/201909/02/2019bedd3a9e-d2dd-407d-acbe-0ce8a31c1a1ehttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-arthropathy.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><strong>May also be called: Joint Disease</strong></p> <p>Arthropathy (ar-THROP-uh-thee) is a term that refers to any disease or abnormal condition that affects the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">joints</a>.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Just about any disease or condition that affects or damages the joints can be considered an arthropathy. Two of the best known and most common types of arthropathy are arthritis and gout, which typically occur in adults. Many conditions can cause arthropathies, including injuries, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/infections/">infection</a>, autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, and crystal formation within a joint.</p> <p>Some arthropathies, like arthritis, can affect almost any joint in the body. Others, such as gout or Charcot joint, usually affect the feet and ankles. Often, joint diseases are temporary and clear up within a few weeks, but some forms of arthropathy can last for years and may never go away.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Treatment for arthropathy may involve medications or surgery, depending on the type of arthropathy and the condition causing it. In most cases, early recognition and treatment of the condition can minimize damage to the affected joints and allow a person&nbsp;to live a normal life.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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Juvenile Idiopathic ArthritisIn juvenile idiopathic arthritis (also called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis)), a person can develop swollen, warm, and painful joints. Learn more.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/jra.html/64ceaa10-23cf-4f1c-b6e0-21bd7cb07b97
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)Learn about juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a specific kind of arthritis that usually occurs in kids and teens younger than 17.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/juv-rheumatoid-arthritis.html/f118a90b-88e2-491c-bad2-24a8ef6e2144
Word! ArthritisThis is what happens when joints - the places where bones meet - get painful, swollen, and stiff.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-arthritis.html/a8f06666-6d64-4c6c-b911-b91d85846354
Word! JointsJoints are the places in your body where bones meet.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-joints.html/e5dc48ce-c070-41a8-991c-d7042af651d9
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