8 Early Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis

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Malaise and Fever

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Malaise can be best described as being a general feeling of illness. Malaise usually occurs when people experience persistent pain, inflammation for extended periods of time or if they undergo a gradual loss their mobility. Malaise usually goes hand-in-hand with a fever as well. The problem with this is that people are so used to getting fevers while going through stressful situations, that it is often overlooked as a warning sign for arthritis. However, what makes arthritis related fever different is that as arthritis affects multiple organs, it causes inflammation and can give the patient persistent fevers that last for weeks. As such, if you have been experiencing a general feeling of illness, with fevers that come and go throughout the week, maybe it’s time that you see the doctor.

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