Dr. Ruderman discusses the symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which more than one joint are involved and so the symptoms would be pain, swelling, stiffness, redness of several joints, typically symmetrical on both sides of the body, typically hands, wrist, sometimes knees, often feet.
One of the very common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis is morning stiffness. People with rheumatoid arthritis will get up in the morning and it will take them one, two or three hours before their joints feel ready to move before they feel as good as they are going to get for the day.
About Dr. Ruderman, M.D.:
Dr. Eric M. Ruderman, M.D., is associate professor in the division of rheumatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He is also a board member of the Arthritis Foundation of Greater Chicago.
Dr. Ruderman graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York, New York. He completed his residence at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his fellowship training in rheumatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.