What are the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

Usually.... Primarily joint pain followed by visible signs of inflammation, such as redness or swelling. The diease tends toward symmetry and the most common joints involved in your upper extremity are the knuckles, and wrists and in the lower extremity, the ball of the feet (mtps), and ankles. The condition is usually progressively additive, meaning more joints involved in time. All joints can be affected.
Swelling and pain. Ra is usually characterized by swelling and tenderness of both large and small joints of the upper and lower extremities. This is accompanied by stiffness that is worse in the morning and pain with motion of the affected joints. Blood tests (rheumatoid factor and ccp antibody) are usually positive, confirming the diagnosis.

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What are the symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis.?

Early. symptoms are pain and swelling of small joints, usually in the morning. You need to have confirmatory blood tests for accurate diagnosis. Get to a doctor if there is any question, because there are many treatment options. Read more...
RA. Classically painful stiff joints usually in the morning that improve over the day. Read more...

What are your symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

Joint pain. Joint pain, joint swelling, joint deformity. Fatigue often accompanies flares. Classically, the hands, wrists, proximal (knuckles closest to the hand) finger joints, knees and/or feet are involved. Morning stiffness for 30 minutes or more is another classic symptom. Read more...

Can you tell me what the early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis feel like?

Stiffness and pain. The most common first sign of rheumatoid arthritis is morning stiffness lasting an hour or more. This is usually followed by symmetrical joint swelling and pain especially in the small joints (knuckles) of the hands and the toe joints. Read more...

What are symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

See details. The most common are generalized joint pain, tenderness and swelling, and morning stiffness. The diagnosis is most often confirmed by appropriate lab tests. Read more...

What are the symptoms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Most not JRA! Children rarely get ccp and rf positive true ra, usually before mid teen years. We now call it "juvenile idiopathic arthritis, " or jia, in recognition that it is usually different. Apart from joint inflammation, fever and rash are much more common. Treatment will vary depending on the age and size of the child. Read more...

What are the most common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

Pain/ stiffness. Stiffness of the hands and feet is most common. There is varying degrees of pain and swelling of the small joints of the hands and wrists. Deformities of the hands are common after some years as this disease destroys the joint cartilages due to ongoing inflammation. Read more...

What are the major presenting symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

Usually.... Primarily joint pain followed by visible signs of inflammation, such as redness or swelling. The diease tends toward symmetry and the most common joints involved in your upper extremity are the knuckles, and wrists and in the lower extremity, the ball of the feet (mtps), and ankles. The condition is usually progressively additive, meaning more joints involved in time. All joints can be affected. Read more...

What are the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis ra?

Tender warm & stiff. Swollen joints. Morning stiffness that may last for hours, firm bumps of tissue under the skin on your arms (rheumatoid nodules). Fatigue, fever and weight loss rheumatoid arthritis signs and symptoms may vary in severity and may even come and go. Periods of increased disease activity, called flares, alternate with periods of relative remission. Deformity of the joints especaily the hand and feet. Read more...

What are the symptoms and signs of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Joint pain/swelling. The mayo clinic has a a good patient information article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis/ds00018. Read more...
Immune dysfunction! Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology. There are many theories for why it happens, many believe there is a virus responsible. The damage to the joints, pain and stiffness is due to an inappropriate immune response which results in the immune system attacking tissues of the host (patient). Rheumatologists can provide appropriate DX and rx. Read more...