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User's Manual: Joints

8 Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Foot trouble

One area in which people often have RA-related pain or inflammation is the forefoot.

Women often stop wearing heels and head to a podiatrist due to the pain.

Some people with RA may also develop pain in the heel because of plantar fasciitis, a common foot disorder caused by swelling of the tissue at the bottom of the foot, near the heel.

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