Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?
- Painful, swollen or stiff hip joints
- Symptoms commonly affect the same joints on both sides of the body
- Stiffness in the morning or after period of inactivity
- Appearance of bumps on the hips
- General ill feeling
- Mild fever
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition in which the tissue lining, or membranes, of the joints become inflamed. It is important to seek medical treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, as the condition may destroy the joint tissues, causing permanent disability.