Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that primarily affects joints. It may result in deformed and painful joints, which can lead to loss of function. The disease may also have signs and symptoms in organs other than joints. This creates inflammation that causes the tissue that lines the inside of joints (the synovium) to thicken, resulting in swelling and pain in and around the joints. The synovium makes a fluid that lubricates joints and helps them move smoothly.
Related Journals of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Acta Rheumatologica, Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research, Osteoarthritis, Pain Management & Medicine, Arthritis, Arthritis and Rheumatism, Arthritis Research and Therapy, Open Arthritis Journal, Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, Journal of Rheumatology and Orthopedics.