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 movements become easier after slackening.
If pain and swelling in the joint have prevailed for more than six weeks, the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis can be considered. The swollen joints swell and feel warm when touched.
Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis first appear in the smallest joints, such as 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 are also involved. In general, people with rheumatoid arthritis, 2 in 10 will have mild symptoms, 3/4 will have outbreaks, and in one in 20, it will become more severe, which can lead to severe disability.
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