What does it feel like?

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms vary in severity, and can also affect non-joint structures within the body. Early symptoms begin with the smaller joints such as fingers and toes, as the disease progresses it will spread  across the body to wrists, knees, shoulders, hips and elbows on both sides of the body. Make an appointment with your doctor if you have persistent joint pain and swelling. 

  • Redness- Joints can appear red or pink when inflamed 

  • Joint deformity-bumps under the skin (rheumatoid nodules)

  • Symmetrical joint pain- the same pains on both joints both sides of the body-this is one of the most noticeable symptoms in dignosing RA

  • Fatigue- it is very common to get physical and mental tirednesss

  • Flare up- pain that occurs over a period of time 

  • Swelling

  • Stiffness in morning 

  • Loss of weight 

  • A poor appetite 

  • High fever

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