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Diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis can’t be prevented but it can be treated. The disease can develop slowly and the signs are usually subtle at first, but you should see a doctor if you experience the following: stiffness or pain in your joints for more than 1-2 hours, joints that are tender to the touch, as well as swollen hands, feet, wrists and ankles. In this video, Dr. Nancy Snyderman discusses these symptoms and more as well as what you can expect when being examined by your doctor.

 

Duration: 03:26 Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, Dr. Holly Atkinson, Dr. Supriya Jain, Dr. Mera Goodman Review date: January 13, 2017
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