The disease of rheumatoid arthritis is often heard about. There are many early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Many patients tend to confuse rheumatoid arthritis with other diseases, or think that it is a symptom of joint strain. With effective treatment, the patient's joints, cartilage, and bone tissue are destroyed, so mistreatment of the disease can cause joint damage. For the specific symptoms of the disease, the group is still in the minority. Today I'm going to learn what are the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?
What are the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?
1. Joint pain
Joint pain is the most common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. It manifests in varying degrees throughout the course of the disease. The early pain is relatively mild, but with the development of the disease, the pain will be significantly aggravated, and it is often tender. Joint pain usually involves multiple joints, at least five joints or more, and the hand, foot, wrist, and ankle joints are vulnerable parts. When the pain reaches a certain intensity, the movement of the affected joint will be significantly limited.
The swelling of the joints
The appearance of inflammation will cause the exudate in the joint cavity to increase and accumulate in the surrounding soft tissue, causing swelling around the joint. Swelling is mostly uniform and often accompanied by pain. Patients with severe swelling may also have severe joint deformities, such as fusiform swelling, ulnar deviation, swan neck deformity, button pattern deformity, supine toe deformity, valgus deformity, metatarsophalangeal joint hemiplegia Dislocation, curved hammer toe and valgus deformity of the foot.
3. Morning stiffness
The diseased joint will show joint stiffness for a certain period of time when getting up in the morning, and the joint movement will be significantly limited, but after appropriate movement or warming, the morning stiffness can be alleviated or even disappeared.
4. Muscle pain
Rheumatoid arthritis is not only manifested as joint pain, but also muscle may be involved and cause pain and discomfort, but also muscle weakness, increased muscle enzymes, and myogenic damage.