Flares followed by periods of lower disease activity
Aching and muscle pain
Loss of appetite
Rheumatoid nodules under the skin
Inflammation of the joints can be a sign that your immune system is attacking healthy cells in your joints, which can cause RA symptoms. A period of higher disease activity—increases in inflammation and other symptoms—is called a flare.
So, don’t just “make it through the day.”
If you're experiencing RA symptoms,
and your treatment plan isn't working,
Inflammation occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your joints.
If not treated effectively, this inflammation can lead to reduced joint mobility,
chronic joint pain, and permanent joint damage.
Which is why rheumatologists recommend early diagnosis and aggressive treatment when appropriate.
Permanent joint damage can begin in as little as 1 year.
Work with your rheumatologist to find the right management and treatment plan for you. One that can help prevent further joint damage.