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Rheumatoid arthritis symptom are an important tool to use in figuring out if you or even a loved one is coming down with this debilitating joint disease. While working one on one with individuals in the health field, I know how limiting and painful this joint ailment can place people.

This chronic joint ailment typically hits people between the ages of 30 to 50 years old, but can appear from age 8 to 80. It progresses relatively rapid, over weeks to months. Usually small joints on both sides of the body (symmetric): wrists, knuckles, ankles, toes, also shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and the neck become affected.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptom/s

These symptoms often develop slowly over a period of weeks or months. Below is a list I’ve come up with to help you know the symptoms of this painful disease.

· Painful, swollen, tender, stiff joints. The same joints on both sides of the body are usually affected, especially the hands, wrists, elbows, feet, knees, or neck.

· Also, morning stiffness. Joint stiffness may develop after long periods of sleeping or sitting and lasts at least 60 minutes and often up to several hours.

· Bumps (nodules). Rheumatoid nodules ranging in size from a pea to a mothball develop in nearly one-third of people who have rheumatoid arthritis. These nodules usually form over pressure points in the body such as the elbows, knuckles, spine, and lower leg bones.

· Weight loss and a low-grade fever can also occur.

I know that rheumatoid arthritis is a painful and debilitating joint disease. I feel that when rheumatoid arthritis symptom is revealed, and more knowledge uncovered then more people can catch it or prevent it from coming to pass.


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