Rheumatic Diseases Symptoms

Rheumatic diseases affect your joints tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. Among them are many types of arthritis, a term used for conditions that affect your joints.

Common symptoms include:

  • Joint pain
  • Loss of motion in a joint or joints
  • Inflammation — swelling, redness, and warmth in a joint or affected area

    Common Rheumatic Disorders

    Years ago, conditions like this fell under the broad heading of rheumatism. Now there are more than 200 distinct rheumatic diseases. Among the most common ones are:

    • Osteoarthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
    • Lupus
    • Spondyloarthropathies — ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and psoriatic arthritis(PsA)
    • Sjogren’s syndrome
    • Gout
    • Scleroderma
    • Infectious arthritis
    • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis