I know...we talked tennis yesterday & now arthritis! I promise I'm not trying to scare anyone away from tennis, but I saw this and thought it would be good to share this comparision, between arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. I had no idea that rheumatoid affected your joints symmetrically.A big thanks to CSN 50 and Better for sharing this comparison!
Although rheumatoid arthritis symptoms can occur in people of all ages, its effects on the elderly can be especially debilitating. Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis can be done by studying the symptoms, but another more conclusive method includes blood work that looks for signs of inflammation throughout the body, not just externally. X-rays, ultrasounds, and MRIs can also be used as tools to help doctors in diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis.
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