The 7 Early RA Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Robbie Adams

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While early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be mimicked by other diseases, there are characteristic signs and symptoms.  The 7 early RA symptoms to look out for are:

JOINT TENDERNESS – JOINT PAIN CAN BE CAUSED BY INJURY OR DISEASE OF THE JOINT OR ADJACENT TISSUES. A JOINT IS THE AREA AT WHICH TWO BONE ENDS MEET TO PROVIDE MOTION TO A BODY PART.

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JOINT SWELLING – SWOLLEN JOINTS ARE VERY COMMON IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. SOMETIMES THE JOINT SWELLING IS MINIMAL AND CAN BE DIFFICULT TO APPRECIATE. OTHER TIMES THE JOINT SWELLING IS VERY APPARENT. GENERALLY, PEOPLE WHO ARE AFFECTED BY RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS CAN EASILY TELL WHEN THEIR JOINTS ARE SWOLLEN.