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August 09, 2008



I would say tendonitis too. Interesting about there being little actual inflammation. When I start to go into an RA flare, it's often, if not always, in the tendons that I feel it, although there is no visible swelling. These were the first signs of my RA in the beginning also. That and bursitis. I've felt at times that my rheumy doesn't think I'm flaring based on this, but I read an article not long ago, albeit on an animal model of arthritis that found that the tendons and bursa were the first changes to occur. Do you come across this much with your RA patients?

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