Rheumatoid arthritis(RA) is a chronic (long-term) disease. Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms can come and go, and each person with RA is affected differently.
Although rhematoid arthritis can involve different parts the body, joints are alway affected.
The Join is harder to use and might have a limited range of motion. “Morning Stiffness” is one of the hallmark symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Fluid enters into the joint and it becomes puffy; this lso contributes to stiffness
Inflamation inside a joint makes it sensitive and tender. Prolonged inflamation causes damage that also contributes to pain.
The joints may be somewhat warmer and more pink or red that neighbouring skin.