RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms include joint pain and inflammation. But the condition, which affects about 10 million people in the UK, could also cause this painful sign on your skin – are you at risk?
Rheumatoid arthritis is the second most common type of arthritis to be diagnosed in the UK.
It’s an autoimmune condition, where the immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of the joints.
It can leave the joints feeling sore and inflamed, and could even damage the surrounding cartilage or tendons.
You could be at risk of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms if you find yourself bruising easily.