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10 Common Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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3. Swelling
Similar to inflammation in a particular joint area, swelling is a common symptom among individuals with rheumatoid arthritis. Swelling, or edema, is a symptom that often presents with an enlarged region of the body. For many individuals, the knee joint is affected greatly affected by swelling. The hands, which are the most common area for arthritis, typically have edema, but it is not quite as overt. If you notice that your joints are looking swollen, consider monitoring them for a little bit to see if they remain that way. If you notice that the swelling in the affected area does not vanish then consult with your doctor or rheumatologist for more direction.

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