Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include morning stiffness, swollen, painful joints, joint destruction, nodules and flu-like symptoms, among others. Typically, affected joints are symmetrical on the body. Affected joints usually include wrists, knuckles, knees and balls of the feet, but any joint can be affected.
While the past decade has seen great advances in the understanding and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, there are still segments of the rheumatoid arthritis population that have not been able to even try many newer treatments due to the presence of other illnesses. Such patients must deal with more than one potentially life-shortening illness,…