A paediatric rheumatologist is a specialist in diseases of the joints and the skeleton. Children often suffer from arthritis which is of a transient and benign nature, but which requires examinations and follow-up.
A typical phenomenon in children is growing pains. The ultimate reason for growing pains is unknown, and making a diagnosis requires that other diseases that exhibit similar symptoms are excluded.
In cases of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a paediatric rheumatologist is responsible for implementing the medication and performing the intra-articular injection therapy.
Guidance is available for injection treatment and you can also book an appointment for injection therapies with our nurses, although the treatment has been initiated elsewhere.
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