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If I have arthritis-like pain on both sides of my body, do I have RA?

Expert:   Linda Russell, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery »

Some types of arthritis only impact one side of the body, while others hit both sides. Find out what is characteristic of RA.

Transcript: Rheumatoid arthritis pain affects joints on BOTH sides of the body—both hands, both knees, for example. Along with pain, you may also have swelling, and tenderness around your joints. While these symptoms alone don’t warrant a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, it is definitely worth a deeper conversation with your doctor. More »

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