Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) symptoms
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Symptoms could include:

  • Pain is a general term that describes uncomfortable sensations in the body, ranging from annoying to debilitating. Pain stems from activation of the nervous system and is highly subjective.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Knee pain is a frequent ailment that can be experienced by older adults, young adults, and children. This type of body pain may take place immediately after an injury, or it may appear as an extension of a chronic medical condition. The amount of ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The knees are the body's largest and most-used joints, bearing the weight of the body and absorbing the impact of a lifetime of walking, running, and movement. Knee joints are intricate structures with components including bones, cartilage, ligame...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Joints are the parts of your body where your bones meet. Joint pain refers to discomfort, aches, and soreness in any of the body's joints. Joint pain is a common complaint, and does not typically require a hospital visit. Arthritis is a frequent c...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Weakness is the feeling of body fatigue (tiredness). A person experiencing weakness may not be able to move that part of their body properly or they may experience tremors (uncontrollable movement or twitches) in the area of weakness. Some people ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The neck (cervical spine) is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso. Any abnormalities, inflammation, or injury to the neck can cause pain or stiffness. In many cases, neck pain is due to poor posture, normal wear and t...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Muscle aches are also known as muscle pain, myalgia, or simply pain in the muscles. Muscle aches are extremely common. Almost everybody has likely experienced discomfort in his or her muscles at some point. Because almost every part of the body ha...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Muscle pain is a common reaction to injury, intense exercise, or physical labor. Overdoing it at the gym, straining an ankle, or simply slouching at your desk can result in muscle pain ranging from minor to severe. However, the source of most musc...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Joints are the structures that connect two or more bones in your body. They are found in the hips, the knees, the hands, and many other parts of the body. Joints are surrounded and cushioned by soft tissues. Swelling occurs when fluid accumulates ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Hip disorders affect the components of the hip joint. The hip joint is comprised of a ball and socket joint, cartilage, muscle, ligaments, and lubricating fluid that helps the hip to make smooth movements. Symptoms of a hip disorder differ dependi...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Hip pain is the general term for pain felt in or around the hip joint, the groin, or thigh. The most common cause of acute hip pain is inflamed tendons, often caused by over-exercising. The most common cause of long-term hip pain is arthritis or j...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Ankle pain refers to any type of pain or discomfort in your ankles. This pain could be caused by an injury, like a sprain, or by a medical condition, such as arthritis. According to the University of Illinois, an ankle sprain is one of the most co...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Wrist pain is pain located in the wrist. It is often caused by carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Other causes include arthritis, injury, and gout. CTS is a common condition in which swelling in...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Joint range of motion refers to both the distance a joint can move and the direction in which it can move. There are established ranges that are considered normal for various joints in the body. For example, according to The Merck Manual for Healt...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Warm joints is a feeling of warmth or heat in a joint..
    Source:Healthline
    Date:December 31, 2007
  • Warm joints is the sensation of warmth or heat in or around one or more joints. Joint warmth. Warm joints is a feeling of warmth or heat in a joint. Arthritis Bursitis ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Hip stiffness is a feeling that it is difficult to move the hip although the person may have no structural limitation to full range of motion in the joint..
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Hip stiffness is the sensation that moving the hip joint is difficult. Hip stiff, hip stiffness. Hip stiffness is a feeling that it is difficult to move the hip although the person may have no structural limitation to full range of motion in the j...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The term fever describes a body temperature that is higher than normal. According to the Mayo Clinic, normal body temperature is typically 37 degrees C, or 98.6 degrees F, though this can vary. A short-term increase in body temperature can help th...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sweet's syndrome is also called acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis. Its primary symptoms are skin lesions.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Fatigue is a term used to to describe the general overall feeling of tiredness and/or a lack of energy. Other words that are sometimes used in place of fatigue include exhaustion, weariness, and lethargy. According to the National Institutes of He...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Erythroblastosis fetalis is a condition that causes the mother's red blood cells attack those of the baby as they would any foreign invaders.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Anemia occurs when the number of healthy red blood cells (RBCs) in the body is too low. Red cells carry oxygen to all the body's tissues, so a low red blood cell count indicates that the amount of oxygen in the blood is lower than it should be. Ma...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pain, though unpleasant, is your body's warning system. The tingling, tightness, or stiffness indicates that overworked or damaged muscles and nerves need attention. Prolonged pain-lasting three months or longer-is considered chronic. Chronic pain...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Marijuana, or cannabis, has played a role in medical treatment for thousands of years. Many U.S. states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Being tired is the familiar aftermath of physical exertion, prolonged labor or lack of sleep. When does being tired become a symptom of a condition? Fatigue, malaise, lassitude, exhaustion are all subtle variations of the same subjective feelings of not having enough energy to meet the demands of one's life.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a condition that occurs when saliva glands in the mouth don't work properly, causing a parched feeling in the mouth. Some possible causes are dehydration, pain relievers, stress, appetite suppressants, autoimmune diso...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a condition that occurs when saliva glands in the mouth don't work properly, causing a parched feeling in the mouth. Some possible causes are dehydration, pain relievers, stress, appetite suppressants, autoimmune diso...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The shoulder has a wide and versatile range of motion. When something goes wrong with your shoulder, it hampers your ability to move freely and can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint that has three m...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The shoulder consists of several joints that connect to various tendons and muscles. The shoulder's complexity is what enables you to do so much with your arms.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Our feet are critical elements of our bodies. They bear our weight when we are standing and help us to get where we need to go. Because of this, they're frequently in pain. Foot pain refers to any pain or discomfort in the toes, heels, arches, sol...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Anorexia is the abnormal loss of appetite for food. It can be a symptom of diseases such as cancer, AIDS, and some neurological conditions.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Eye pain, or ophthalmalgia, is a common form of discomfort that can occur inside the eye or on the surface of the eye. It is rarely a result of a serious condition, and usually resolves on its own without treatment.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pain is an unpleasant sensation triggered in the nervous system that can range from mild discomfort to unbearable agony. Pain receptors located throughout the body send electrical impulses via the spinal cord to the brain.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Arm pain is an unpleasant sensation ranging from mild discomfort to unbearable agony in either or both upper extremities of the body. The pain sensation can be due to actual injury, tissue damage or noxious stimulation of nerve fibers. Upper extre...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The lymph nodes are glands that house white blood cells, which are responsible for killing invading organisms. They can become swollen in response to tumors and infections such as mono and ear and skin infections.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling-also known as peripheral edema-refers to an accumulation of fluid in these parts of the body. The buildup of fluid is not usually painful, unless it is due to injury. Older people frequently experience this type of sw...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Paleness, also known as pale complexion or pallor, is an unusual lightness of skin color when compared with your normal hue. Paleness is caused by reduced blood flow or a decreased number of red blood cells. Paleness can be generalized (all over) ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Finger pain is a throbbing, cramp-like, or achy pain that is felt in any of your fingers, including your thumb. Finger pain often results from an accident or a medical condition. In most cases, finger pain is not serious and will go away naturally...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Eye burning accompanied by discharge and/or itching is usually a sign of infection, and should be looked at by a doctor immediately. It can also be a sign of a foreign body in the eye or an injury to the eye.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sometimes a person feels hot to touch due to illness or environmental situation that causes elevated core temperature. A compounding factor can be dehydration (lack of fluids.
    Source:Healthline
  • The body is hotter than normal body temperature when touched. Feverish, feel hot, feeling hot, feels hot and feverish, hot to touch Sometimes a person feels hot to touch due to illness or environmental situation that causes elevated core temperatu...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pes planus, or fallen arches, are feet that don't have a normal arch, which can be painful. This is normal in infants and usually disappears by age three, as ligaments and tendons in the foot and leg tighten.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Raynaud's phenomenon is a condition where blood flow to your fingers, toes, ears or nose is restricted or interrupted. This occurs when the blood vessels in your hands or feet constrict. Episodes of constriction are called vasospasms. Cold tempera...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Claw foot, also known as claw toes, is a condition where your toes bend into a claw-like position. Claw foot can appear from birth, or your feet can become bent later on. They are uncomfortable but usually not a serious problem unless they are cau...
    Source:HLCMS
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