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 questions should I ask my doctor if I have rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?
- Q What percentage of people worldwide are affected by RA?
- Q What is a swan-neck deformity of the hand with RA?
- Q Does rheumatoid arthritis (RA) put me at greater risk for disabilities?
- Q What is Rheumatoid Arthritis joint destruction?
- Q Can rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cause me to lose my voice?