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Do You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis? Watch for These Symptoms

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Man with morning neck muscle stiffness.
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Woman with muscle stiffness getting dressed in the morning.
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Stiffness lasting more than an hour


Woman with wrist pain.
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Symmetrical swelling


Rheumatoid arthritis nodules in hand.
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Rheumatoid nodules or lumps under the skin


Woman in pain.
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Membrane and connective-tissue inflammation


Senior woman with dry eyes raising  her eyeglasses.
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Sjögren’s syndrome


Red blood cells.
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Inflammation of blood vessels


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Cartilage and bone damage


Woman having trouble buttoning her blouse.
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Flare-ups


Woman journaling her pain on computer.
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John A. Flynn, M.D., M.B.A.

John A. Flynn, M.D., M.B.A.

John A. Flynn, M.D., M.B.A., M.Ed., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the associate dean and executive director of the Clinical Practice Association and vice president of the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians. He is the medical director of the spondyloarthritis program and a founding member of the Johns Hopkins Primary Care Consortium.

Dr. Flynn received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and completed his internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in rheumatology. Dr. Flynn also completed his master of business administration degree at the Johns Hopkins University and his master of education degree at the University of Cincinnati. He is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and is a fellow with the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Flynn is the editor of the Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Medicine and Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination.