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Does visible swelling in the fingers always accompany rheumatoid arthritis?
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Dr. Steven Rosner
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Rosner
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