Some signs of rheumatoid arthritis are obvious…others not so much. Here’s what to look for.

What Does RA
Look Like?

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You’ll Feel the Early Signs of RA Before You See Them

Your hands and/or feet may feel stiff, especially in the morning. You might also feel exhausted for no reason and struggle to stay focused.

As Inflammation Ramps Up, Signs Become Visible

Your joints—usually the same ones on both sides—may swell as fluid builds up. The skin around them may be pinkish and warm to the touch.

These firm, usually painless bumps form under the skin, usually on or near an affected joint. They’re most common on the elbow.

About 30% of Patients Have Rheumatoid Nodules

This outcome used to be unavoidable, but today’s treatment can help prevent significant pain, deformity, and disability.

Without Treatment, Severe Joint Damage is Possible

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