7 Early Arthritis Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

1. Fatigue

Fatigue is, of course, a very non-specific symptom that can be caused by lots of conditions. When it comes to arthritis, fatigue is often caused by the ongoing efforts of your body to combat inflammation. It can also be a side effect of the attempt (conscious or unconscious) to avoid joint pain by living a sedentary lifestyle.

If you can couple unusual fatigue with any of the other symptoms on this list, you’ll have a stronger case for arthritis and your doc will have an easier time diagnosing it.

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