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Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Swelling
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
37 yr-old woman has 2 years of pain and swelling in multiple joints, including stiffness, and is hoping to get her normal life back as aerobics.....?
Yes: If it is under control then there may not be swelling. ...Read more
Most people with RA: Joint swelling of the fingers is seen early in the course of RA in the majority of patients. The knuckles are tender to the touch and there is soft tissue swelling around the knuckles causing limited motion and stiffness. This can progess to puffy swelling of the whole hand. Warm compresses and simple hand exercises can reduce swelling. Isotoner gloves worn overnight reduce swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: While rheumatoid arthritis is usually associated with joint swelling, multiple areas of joint pain is the most common symptom. Early stages may not be associated with much swelling. I would recommend you see your primary care physician if they are comfortable or a rheumatologist for further evaluation. Usually involves labs to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis and/or other inflammatory arthritides. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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