Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system – which normally protects its health by attacking foreign substances like bacteria and viruses – mistakenly attacks the joints. This creates inflammation that causes the tissue that lines the inside of joints (the synovium) to thicken, resulting in swelling and pain in and around the joints. The synovium makes a fluid that lubricates joints and helps them move smoothly.


Symptoms :

  • Fatigue.
  • Joint pain.
  • Joint tenderness.
  • Joint swelling.
  • Joint redness.
  • Joint warmth.
  • Stiffness of joints, particularly worse in the morning.
  • Many joints affected (polyarthritis).
  • Both sides of the body affected (symmetric).
  • swollen joints.
  • fever.
  • tender joints.
  • loss of joint function.
  • stiff joints.
  • fatigue.
  • joint redness.
  • rheumatoid nodules.
  • joint warmth.
  • joint deformity.