Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) occurs when the body attacks the lining of the joints. The body attacks this lining as if it were a disease that needs to be eliminated. This leads to pain and joint damage. Most of the pain caused by this is related to inflammation. RA is a serious condition that needs treatment to prevent worsening symptoms or complications. Here are some potential symptoms.

• Fatigue

• Joint pain and tenderness

• Joint swelling

• Joint warmth

• Loss of range of motion

• Both sides of the body affected

• Joint deformity

• Fever

• Anemia

• Depression

These symptoms are serious and should be assessed by a medical professional as soon as possible. If it is RA, there are ways to help manage symptoms. Remember, we can also help provide aid to those with limited mobility due to arthritis.

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