Does anyone have severe muscle pain during flares?

Just curious if anyone experiences muscle pain? Such as if your RA is flaring and your wrists are painful, do your forearms and biceps and triceps ache or feel fatigued? Mine ache to the point where I can hardly make a fist or have trouble steering while driving.


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  • Mary Sophia Hawks moderator
    3 days ago

    Hi CLURTT. You are not alone. Many of us have this issue. Richard gave you some great links. Be sure to let your doctor know how these muscle pains affect your daily living. That gives the doctor a clear picture, which leads to better treatment. Encouraging hugs to you, and thanks for reaching out. Mary Sophia

  • Richard Faust moderator
    1 month ago

    Hi CLURTT. Sorry you are getting these muscle pains. Many do not realize that RA can also impact the muscles and connective tissues. In this article one of our contributors writes about her battle with muscle pain and some treatments: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/blog/muscle-madness/. In addition these articles look at how RA can impact/attack the musculoskeletal system and connective tissues: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/attack-on-connective-tissues/ and https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/arthritis-awareness-mixed-connective-tissue-disorder/. As with any new symptom, it should be brought to the attention of a doctor. Hope you get some relief soon. Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

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