3 reasons to see a rheumatologist for polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
If your child has a lifelong condition like polyarticular JIA, it’s important to see a doctor who is an expert in the field. Your family doctor or pediatrician can refer you to a rheumatologist who:
Has advanced knowledge of juvenile arthritis
Sees many children who have symptoms of polyarticular JIA
Can help ensure you’re getting the right medicine for your child
Be sure to ask the rheumatologist if ENBREL is right for your child's condition.
You play an important role in the discussion
It’s important that you help the rheumatologist understand the impact of polyarticular JIA on your child’s daily life. Before your next appointment, take some time to ask your child:
How long have you been feeling joint pain?
Where do you feel joint pain?
Are there activities you can no longer do because of joint pain?
Download the ENBREL Appointment Guide to keep track of your child's answers, as well as any of your own observations. Then bring the guide to your next appointment to share with the rheumatologist. The more you share, the better. You can also use your time to ask questions such as:
- Is my child’s current treatment working to help relieve joint pain?
- Is a biologic like ENBREL the right choice for my child?
- How could ENBREL help my child’s symptoms over time?
Refer to the ENBREL FAQs as you think of any questions before and after your appointment.
Doctor Discussion Guide
Use this simple guide to help your child's doctor understand how moderate to severe polyarticular JIA is impacting your child's life, and ask whether ENBREL is right for your child.Download the Doctor Discussion Guide »