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What are the signs of rheumatiod arthritis?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Joint swelling/pain

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder which affects the synovial tissues in the body.
The inflammed and hypertrophied synovial tissue causes destruction of joints and tendons. Most treatment is medical now, see a board certified rheumatogist for evaluation and treatment. Long term joint and tendon issues can be addressed by an orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: Joint swelling/pain

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder which affects the synovial tissues in the body.
The inflammed and hypertrophied synovial tissue causes destruction of joints and tendons. Most treatment is medical now, see a board certified rheumatogist for evaluation and treatment. Long term joint and tendon issues can be addressed by an orthopedic surgeon.
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