Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults: Symptoms You Should Know

  • The first symptom of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is most often:

  • RA usually develops slowly.

  • The symptoms of RA can come and go.

  • Along with joint pain and swelling, RA can also cause:

  • Everyone with RA usually has all of the symptoms.

  • People with RA usually feel best in the morning.

  • RA symptoms occur in the same joint on both sides of the body.

  • RA is caused by wear and tear on your joints:

  • RA can also affect the lungs, heart, or eyes.

  • It's easy to diagnose RA.

  • Most people with RA begin having symptoms in their 30s.