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Swollen Joints and RA

Posted on May 04, 2018

RA causes the joints to swell, making them warm, sensitive, and painful. Learning to manage this pain often requires trial and error. Getting support from others who understand can make it easier to navigate the symptoms.

On myRAteam, the social network and online support group for those living with rheumatoid arthritis, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Swollen joints are one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some conversations about swollen joints:

The doctor found multiple nodes around my daughter's heels. Joints are swollen, hands and feet retaining fluid. This was a blow to all of us! I had no clue it was this bad.

For the last 2 days, I've been in extreme pain. Joints are all swollen and sticking up. Nothing seems to help.

Ever since I had the fall I seem to be in a flare-up... all joints have swollen and are very painful.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about swollen joints:

I have recurring ankle swelling and pain. Has anyone had this problem? What's the solution?

Has anyone had a steroid injection in their joint? I had a steroid injection in my finger joint on Friday and I still can't bend it as it's really painful and swollen.

Has anyone ever had a flare-up in the joint of your jaw? What do you do for it?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myRAteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A myRAteam Member said:

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posted about 1 month ago

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