Pediatrics Question #24
Which summer camp physical activity(s) are appropriate for a pediatric patient with juvenile
idiopathic arthritis (JIA)? (Select all that apply.)
The correct answers are A, C, and D. Dancing can be an enjoyable and social activity for the pediatric patient. The body produces endorphins during exercise which help to reduce pain, joint stiffness, and anxiety. Walking is a weight bearing exercise which may help boost bone density in children without the risk of injury. Swimming is a low impact activity while still allowing the child to exercise with a decreased risk of injury. Dodgeball is a contact sport and can increase pain along with creating injury.
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