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Overview & facts

Get an overview of rheumatoid arthritis and how it affects the joints.

Overview

Rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain and swelling in the joints, including the hands, feet and wrists.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about rheumatoid arthritis.

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a childhood disease that affects the joints. There are several different types of JIA, including systemic JIA

Rheumatoid arthritis of the hand and fingers can cause swelling, stiffness, joint damage and deformity.

Rheumatoid arthritis of the knee can cause the joints to become tender or painful, stiff, warm and swollen.

Rheumatoid arthritis of the hip can cause symptoms including pain, stiffness and swelling.

Although RA is relatively common there is still misunderstanding and misconceptions about this joint condition.

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