Some symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis include reddening of the joints, swelling around the joints, painful sensations in the joints, general body weakness, loss of weight and fever. If an individual experiences persistent pain and swelling in the joint, they should immediately pay a visit to the doctor for swift treatment, according to Mayo Clinic.
Women, people over the age of 40 and those with a family history of this condition are at a higher risk of suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, according to MedicineNet.
An individual with this condition is likely to feel tired all the time and may experience some swelling around the affected joints of the hands and legs. The individual is also likely to experience painful episodes around the joints and a reddening of the skin around the areas affected.
Other common symptoms of this condition include stiffening of the joints, difficulty in moving the joints and deformity around the joints. Doctors may treat this condition with the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids, biological agents and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. Other commonly prescribed relief techniques include engaging in frequent light exercise sessions, applying heat or ice on the affected areas to soothe pain and relaxing to ease tension from the joints and muscles.