Informative article


I was reading an article on Arthritis-Health about Rheumatoid arthritis that was very interesting.

Rheumatoid affects both side of the body equally. Inflammation may occur  in both the right and left wrist at the same time. Symmetrical inflammation can make mild hand swelling difficult to notice because there is no"normal" hand with which to make a comparison. 

Has anyone else noticed this?

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  • AmyAAmy Posts: 4

    Yes that's one of the big ways to tell between RA and other conditions.  You almost always have symetrical symptoms.  I've been dealing with this for 14 years and it was one of the things that led to my diagnosis.

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