Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

In this Article we will discuss about the Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis. So, lets get started.


Increased Fatigue.

Joint Pain,Swelling and Tenderness for 6 weeks or longer.

Morning Stiffness for 30 mins or longer.

More than one joint is affected.

Small joints like wrist,fingers,hands(PIP,DIP,MCP) etc are affected.

Decreased Range of motion.

Low grade Fever.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis may come and go,a period of maximum disease activity is called flare. A flare can last for days or months.

Other Symptoms include

Numbness and tingling when inflammation affects nerves.

Rheumatoid nodules develops in skin.


Classical Deformities like Swan Neck Deformity, Boutonniere Deformity, Ulnar Deviation, Hitchhiker’s thumb, Claw toe deformity.

To know in depth about rheumatoid arthritis read my complete article


11 thoughts on “Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

  1. It could make patient’s life really difficult though. Sometimes I really feel for them.

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    1. yes absolutely arthritis is a very debilitating condition pain and stiffness increases day by day if not promptly treated it can lead to more complications

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  2. Now,my finger painfully😢

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  3. I noticed you followed my blog so I came over to yours to take a look.
    I am not following any blogs like yours on the medical field and yours looks very interesting.
    This article here was interesting because I been having a lot of joint pain and been doing reading to see if I can figure out why.
    Have a super wonderful day.

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    1. Thank you for appreciating my efforts

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  4. Very insightful article! It is such a difficult condition that affects more than just one’s joints. Winter time can be particularly difficult.

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    1. yes you are right winters are very difficult for an arthritic patient

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  5. Don’t forget dry skin, I have RA and according to the RA team, extremely dry skin is a very common symptom of RA.

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    1. According to studies 15%-30% patients of RA develops dry skin and other associated skin problems like rash etc

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