A very common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis is morning stiffness, which lasts for more than an hour. Even if the body remains motionless for a few moments, it can become rigid. But the movements become easier after loosening up.
If the pain and swelling in the joint have prevailed for more than six weeks, the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis can be considered. Swollen joints swell and feel warm when touched.
The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis appear first in the smaller joints, such as the ankles, hands, feet, and wrists, and can cause problems in many joints at the same time. As the disease progresses, the elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, neck and jaw also become involved. In general, people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, 2 out of 10 will have mild symptoms, 3/4 will have outbreaks, and in one in 20, it will become more severe, which can cause serious disability.
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