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 What areas of the body are commonly affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?
- Q Can rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cause me to lose my voice?
- Q How does Rheumatoid arthritis affect the joints?
- Q What are possible complications of rheumatic diseases?
- Q Is Rheumatoid Arthritis the most common type of arthritis?
- Q What percentage of people worldwide are affected by RA?