Saturday, July 23, 2011

Nodules: An Ugly Side Effect of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nodules.  They are one of the ugly side effects of rheumatoid arthritis.  According to an interview done with Dr. Joan Merrill at HealthCentral, "nodules look like bumps under the skin, and can be painful, red and sore......but they can also be painless and can come on any part of the body.  Though, usually they appear under the skin, in places where we put weight on our bodies, such as shoulders or elbows, they can also develop in the lining of the brain, or in the heart."  To read the rest of this post, go to MyRACentral. 


  1. Hi Cathy, I'm sorry you're experiencing nodules. Do nodules present themselves symmetrically?

  2. I'm sorry. It seems like RA finds ways of reminding us that it's still there, sometimes not as apparent, but like rust, never truly sleeping.

  3. Thrive, I hadn't really thought about the nodules being symmetrical. However, several of mine are.

    Carla, RA does seem to hang around even when feeling better.