Recognising symptoms

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Symptoms include:

  • pain that is often worse when moving or exercising or at the end of the day;
  • stiffness in the morning that improves after about half an hour;
  • swelling;
  • difficulty moving or restricted movement of an affected joint.

The severity of symptoms can vary and they can flair up and then settle down again. It is important not to ignore symptoms and to visit your GP.  Early diagnosis can help prevent unnecessary damage to the joint. 

We are grateful for the generous support of Dr Naim Dangoor CBE
and the Exilarch Foundation

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