First Symptoms Of Rheumatoid Arthritis That You Should Aware Of

By on August 4, 2014

Rheumatoid Arthritis is more than swollen and painful joints to watch out!! Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis vary from patient to patient especially first symptoms.

It is difficult to find out early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, which can happen with an unknown cause.

Here are the first symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis that are helpful for your doctor to offer you proper treatment:

  • Symptoms of experiencing painful joints and muscles especially after taking long periods of rest or restful sleep.
  • Painful and swollen feet
  • Eye inflammation or Iritis
    First Symptoms Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Damage to ankles
  • Intestinal inflammation
  • Back pain
  • Muscles lose strength especially those attached to joints
  • Deformity of joints
  • low-grade fever
  • Affected joint lining is inflamed and joints become tender, numb and painful
  • Fatigue and weight loss
  • Stiffness of muscles that lasts for hours particularly in the morning

Rheumatoid nodules are firm bumps under the skin of arms that make the condition worse. In early stages of rheumatoid arthritis, the most affected parts of your body include hands, wrists, knees and feet. In advanced stages, these early symptoms may spread to elbow, neck, jaw and hips.


Patients may feel stiff joints even when they are active. It happens any time during the day. Joint stiffness affects slowly and suddenly but within 2-3 days shows its impact on multiple joints.

You will notice occurrence of symptoms to the same sites present on other side of your body. Overtime, these symptoms may become worse and make joints to move out of its place.

Just be aware of flare ups!! See your doctor immediately if you notice your symptoms early or if the symptoms causing discomfort constantly.

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