Symptom Checker

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Ankle Pain

In RA, joints in the ankle may become inflamed and swollen.
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Cervical Spine Pain

RA may affect the cervical spine, that part of the spine between the head and shoulders, resulting in pain and stiffness in the neck that affects the ability of the patient to turn the head and bend the neck.
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Elbow Pain

When RA affects the elbow, it can make a range of common tasks and movements difficult or impossible, leading to pain and discomfort, as well as significant disability.
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Emotional Problems

Having a chronic illness like RA can be emotionally challenging. In fact, if you are diagnosed with RA, the first thing you may find yourself doing is dealing with the powerful feelings that surface, including anxiety, uncertainty, and fear.
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Eye Problems

RA is associated with a number of conditions that affect the eyes, including scleritis, keratitis, and keratoconjunctivitis associated with secondary Sjögren’s syndrome.
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Fatigue

Fatigue and weakness is a universally common symptom in RA, with clinically relevant fatigue affecting an estimated 40% to 80% of people with the disease.
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Foot Pain

When RA affects the joints of the foot, it can make a range of common activities difficult or impossible.
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Fractures & Bone Loss

The inflammatory process that occurs in RA increases the risk of bone loss and fractures.
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Hand Pain

When RA affects the joints of the hand, common activities may become difficult or impossible.
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Hip Pain

Hip involvement in RA can make mobility difficult and is associated with significant disability.
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Inflammation

Inflammation is a key feature of RA associated with pain and swelling of joints and conditions that affect many different tissues and organ systems in the body.
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Joint Pain

The most common symptoms in RA are those affecting joints throughout the body, including inflammation, pain, swelling, and tightness or stiffness.
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Knee Pain

The largest and one of the most complex joints in the body, the knee supports almost the entire weight of the body. Therefore, when it is affected by RA, it can make mobility difficult or impossible.
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Lung Disease

A variety of lung diseases and conditions, most involving inflammation, can affect patients with RA.
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Nerve Symptoms

RA complications affecting the nervous system include nerve compression and non-compressive nerve symptoms.
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Pain

Pain affecting not only the joints but the body as a whole is one of the most common and debilitating symptoms of RA.
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Shoulder pain

The shoulder is commonly affected in RA, with 65% to 90% of RA patients reporting symptoms.
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Wrist Pain

When RA affects the wrist, it can make a range of common tasks and movements difficult or impossible, leading to pain and discomfort.
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Weakness

Fatigue and weakness is a universally common symptom in RA, with clinically relevant fatigue affecting an estimated 40% to 80% of people with the disease.
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