Please see the index below for a list of all our articles on Rheumatoid Arthritis.

If you are new to the subject, we recommend starting with: What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?

Swelling, pain, stiffness, and skin redness in the small joints of the hand can be symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In addition, fingers joints may get stuck in certain positions, causing hand deformities.

Several treatments for rheumatoid arthritis can reduce or eliminate pannus, abnormal tissue that causes joint swelling and cartilage degeneration.

The 2010 Rheumatoid Arthritis Classification Criteria help doctors diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. Doctors may also use medical imaging, physical examinations, joint swelling, and blood tests to diagnose RA.

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms often present pain and swelling in the hands and feet symmetrically, and include physical and emotional changes such as joint stiffness, fatigue, fever, and depression.