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