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Can rheumatoid arthritis cause numbness or tingling?

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RA sometimes affects the small nerves in your hands or feet. They might feel numb or like you’re being stuck with pins and needles.

If these tiny blood vessels in your hands or feet shut down, your fingers or toes may feel cold or numb. They could even change color when it’s cold outside and look white, red, or blue.

If your hands or feet are so numb that they drop or go limp when you try to raise them, see your doctor right away.

Numbness and tingling are side effects of biologics, too.

From: 10 RA Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs and Symptoms,” “Side Effects of Biologic Medications.”

Emergency Medicine Journal : “The emergency room in systemic rheumatic diseases.”

Listing, J., Gerhold, K., Zink, A. ). Published online November 2012. Rheumatology (Oxford

Mayo Clinic: “Diverticulitis,” “Rheumatoid arthritis: Can if affect the eyes?” “Rheumatoid Arthritis: Overview,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis: Can it affect the lungs?” “Sjogren’s syndrome: Overview.”

Journal of Aging Research : “Benefits of Exercise in Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Gastrointestinal Problems in Rheumatoid Arthritis,” “How RA Inflammation Affects Your Heart,” “The Arthritis-Depression Connection.”

American Heart Association: “What is Pericarditis?”

The Rheumatologist: “Scleritis Often Diagnosed by Ophthalmologists, But Rheumatologists Help Determine Systemic Causes.”

Rheumatology : “The risk of infections associated with rheumatoid arthritis, with its comorbidity and treatment.”

The Open Rheumatology Journal : “Is Hearing Impairment Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis? A Review.”

National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association: “What Is Fibromyalgia?”

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society: “The Foot and Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

The Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center: “Rheumatoid Vasculitis.”

Maedica: “Gastrointestinal Manifestations in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases.”

Medscape: “Colitis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Rheumatoid Vasculitis.”

Vasculitis Foundation: “Rheumatoid Vasculitis.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 03, 2018

SOURCES:

The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs and Symptoms,” “Side Effects of Biologic Medications.”

Emergency Medicine Journal : “The emergency room in systemic rheumatic diseases.”

Listing, J., Gerhold, K., Zink, A. ). Published online November 2012. Rheumatology (Oxford

Mayo Clinic: “Diverticulitis,” “Rheumatoid arthritis: Can if affect the eyes?” “Rheumatoid Arthritis: Overview,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis: Can it affect the lungs?” “Sjogren’s syndrome: Overview.”

Journal of Aging Research : “Benefits of Exercise in Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Gastrointestinal Problems in Rheumatoid Arthritis,” “How RA Inflammation Affects Your Heart,” “The Arthritis-Depression Connection.”

American Heart Association: “What is Pericarditis?”

The Rheumatologist: “Scleritis Often Diagnosed by Ophthalmologists, But Rheumatologists Help Determine Systemic Causes.”

Rheumatology : “The risk of infections associated with rheumatoid arthritis, with its comorbidity and treatment.”

The Open Rheumatology Journal : “Is Hearing Impairment Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis? A Review.”

National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association: “What Is Fibromyalgia?”

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society: “The Foot and Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

The Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center: “Rheumatoid Vasculitis.”

Maedica: “Gastrointestinal Manifestations in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases.”

Medscape: “Colitis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Rheumatoid Vasculitis.”

Vasculitis Foundation: “Rheumatoid Vasculitis.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 03, 2018

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