The presence of lumps (or nodules) is a fairly common result of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In most cases, lumps are attached to the muscles that extend or straighten limbs or body parts. Located under the skin (subcutaneous), lumps are typically found on surfaces of the arms and elbows but are also prone to develop at pressure points on the feet and knees. Lumps most often occur in patients with more severe joint disease and are more common in men.
- Q How will rheumatoid arthritis (RA) progress inside my body?
- Q What are the dietary recommendations for someone with rheumatoid arthritis?
- Q What are possible complications of rheumatic diseases?
- Q What percentage of people worldwide are affected by RA?
- Q What is rheumatoid arthritis of the hip?
- Q What questions should I ask my doctor if I have rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?