Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms and Remedies

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease where immune system antibodies attack the joints and in some cases other body organs. The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is still not well understood.

Rheumatoid is characterized by severe joint pain and stiffness, especially in the mornings. Joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis include the hands, knees, wrists, and feet. Other common symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis include swelling, weakness, fatigue, weight loss, and mild fever.

Prescription strength non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including indomethacin, nabumetone, naproxen sodium, and oxaprozin are commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.