There is a good chance that you may be having the initial symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The disease
actually runs in families and it is an autoimmune disease causing inflammation of the joints. RA usually
affects several joints at the same time, on both sides of your body. For example, both of your wrists may be
painful and stiff. The hands, wrists, feet and knees are usually the first joints affected. Over time, it may
also affect larger joints, such as your jaw, shoulders and hips. The swelling of the joints may not be present
always. Although there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, the disease can be controlled in most people.
Early, aggressive therapy to stop or slow down inflammation in the joints can prevent or reduce symptoms,
prevent or reduce joint destruction and deformity, and prevent or lessen disability and other complications.
Please visit a rheumatologist as advised by your PCP for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment. Hope this
information is of help to you.