Dr. Ruderman discusses the symptoms of arthritis.
Pain, swelling, stiffness, redness of a joint - all symptoms of arthritis and those are shared equally by different types of arthritis. Stiffness in particular is one of the very common symptoms of inflammatory arthritis and so while typical degenerative arthritis might cause a little stiffness when you first get up in the morning for a few minutes, inflammatory arthritis will often cause people be stiff in the morning for two, three hours before their joints really start moving.
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.