Juvenile Arthritis Blogs

The terms Juvenile Arthritis (JA), Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA), Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and Juvenile Chronic Arthritis (JCA) are not synonymous; their definitions vary slightly.  The terminology used depends largely on when the child was diagnosed and what country the child lived in at the time of diagnosis.  Even though a disease’s name changes, people tend to stick with the name that was in use when they were originally diagnosed.  More about the differences here and here and here.

If you’d like your blog added to this list, either email me or leave a comment.

A&J’s JA Journey
Abby’s JRA
Allison’s JRA Journey
Amanda’s Juvenile Arthritis Journey
Anna’s JRA
Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis and Bruce
Bevin’s Adventures with JRA
Brianna’s Journey with JRA
Chicken’s JRA Story
Extreme Parenting
Fighting Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Gavin’s Story! Living With JA
Jackson’s Journey with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Uveitis
Jacob’s Uveitis & JRA Journey
Jenna’s JIA & Uveitis
Joe Bloggs
Kids Get Arthritis Too (aka Claire On the Go)
Kids Get Arthritis, Too – Living With JRA – Jessica’s Journey
Life Autoimmune
Living It
Longo Family News
Love to Live Life
Love, Lucianna (Pauciarticular JRA & Uveitis)
Never A Dull Moment (Juvenile MCTD & PsA)
One Day At A Time
Our Daughter’s Fight Against JRA
Our Inspiration, Wesley
Our Journey with Juvenile Arthritis
Our Life With Juvenile Arthritis
Parker’s Purple Playa Power..Pounding JA
The Pranke Chronicles
Reece 99
SJIA – Zoe’s Up Hill Climb
Sloan Siblings JRA Journey
Warren Family – Baily’s Blog
We Shall Overcome
Yeh Life


12 thoughts on “Juvenile Arthritis Blogs

      • Hello Socks!
        I just started a blog about my journey with JRA. I was diagnosed at 1, 27 years ago and hope to write a blog about the transition from JRA to “adulthood.” I enjoy reading your blog! Mine is call allgrownupwithJRA.blogspot.com


  1. Hello everyone,
    Im a 33 year old bloke from victoria australia that has 4 kids . Me and my partner found out roughly 3 weeks ago that our 11 year old daughter has arthritis and its quite severe. Our daughter has gone from waking up 1 day, complaining about having sore feet and rists to, a week later being nearly fully dependant on a wheel chair to move around . Our daughters illness has rocked the familys world like you could probably believe . I know its only early stages in this illness and me and my partner and the other 3 kids would love to know more and more about this illness that she has been givin but we seem to think that the doctors are holding back on information to us and we have been left in the lerch a little bit .
    Is there anybody out there that could tell me as to why this might be happening???

    • The cause(s) have not been determined. Sadly, doctors still don’t know what causes the immune system to malfunction like this. Theories include a combination of genetic and environmental factors. You can find some information at https://juvenilearthritisinfo.wordpress.com/

      With treatment, your daughter should get to feeling much better. My daughter was 9 years old when she first started having symptoms, but it took a few years to get a diagnosis, and after that it still took a few years to find the right treatment. We did, though. She’ll be 21 soon, is a junior in college, and doing great.

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