Early Diagnosis of Juvenile Arthritis

“Juvenile arthritis occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues and can cause persistent joint pain, swelling, and stiffness,” says Dr. David C. Kung, Rheumatologist at ARC Cedar Park Medical Plaza and ARC South 1st. In this recent podcast of KLBJ’s ARC Healthcare Minute, Dr. Kung discussed pediatric rheumatic diseases, also known as juvenile arthritis, which affects nearly 300,000 children in America ages 16 and younger.

Dr. Kung urges parents to be observant, saying to watch for joint pain, swelling or stiffness that lasts for more than a week. He says, “Early diagnosis and treatment can help ease symptoms, and allow your child to enjoy childhood.”

If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Kung, he is currently accepting new patients at two locations:

ARC Cedar Park Medical Plaza

ARC South 1st

Make an appointment by calling the numbers listed above, or online

For more health tips from ARC doctors, tune into the weekly ARC Healthcare Minute which airs on KLBJ News Radio 590AM/99FM. You can also listen to podcasts from past episodes on the ARC website.

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