Rheumatoid Arthritis Complications
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Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA
Rheumatoid Arthritis may increase your chances of developing: Joint pain. This is oftentimes the first sign of rheumatoid arthritis, and is most noticeable after periods of inactivity which can damage the knee ligaments and the knee joints. Knee Pain: Knee pain may be caused by rheumatoid arthritis because of the joint being broken down. Running while suffering from RA can also cause pain because of poor form and biomechanics. Click here to read some tips if you experience pain while running.
Since inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis cause swelling, bunions may form as a result of poor posture or biomechanics.
When you have an autoimmune disease like RA, it may also lead to a condition known as a frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis. This condition occurs when the tissue surrounding the shoulder joint becomes inflamed and stiffens, making the shoulder painful and hard to move:
Other common complications stemming from rheumatoid arthritis include:
- Rheumatoid Nodules
- Carpal tunnel Syndrome
- Heart Problems
- Lung Diseases
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