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Reactive Arthritis

Reactive Arthritis - Symptoms

The symptoms of reactive arthritis usually develop within 1 to 4 weeks after an infection. The most common symptoms are:
  • joint pain
  • stiffness
  • swelling, especially in the lower limbs, such as the knees, ankles, and feet. 
  • The affected joints may also be warm to the touch and may feel tender or painful to move.
In addition to joint symptoms, reactive arthritis can also cause inflammation in other parts of the body, such as the eyes, skin, and genitals. Eye inflammation (uveitis) can cause redness, pain, and sensitivity to light, while skin rashes may appear on the palms and soles of the feet. Genital symptoms can include discharge, pain, and ulcers.

Reactive Arthritis - How to prevent?

Reactive Arthritis - Preparing for surgery

Reactive Arthritis - Post-surgery care