A disease during which the inflammatory process damaging some joints sequentially or simultaneously is know as polyarthritis. The illness develops irrespective of age, sex and a social status of the person. At this disease practically all joints can be damaged, but special inconvenience brings polyarthritis of hands when becomes impossible to carry out any activities at all.
The main symptoms of polyarthritis are joint pains, puffiness and hyperemia in a defeat place. Quite often the disease is followed by stiffness, at a chronic recurrence joint deformation is observed. Also at polyarthritis also the general health suffers. It is noticeable that temperature increases, there is a fatigue and weakness. Most often initial symptoms of polyarthritis appear on hands, distribution of inflammatory process on other larger joints is possible later. The patient is disturbed by swelling of hands joints, hyperemia and morbidity over the affected joint. Finger bending difficulty in the morning or after work, and also appearance of new spots of small knots near the affected place are characteristic for hands polyarthritis. When performing even the simplest capturing or rotation hands movements can experience difficulty. For rheumatic arthritis the gradual beginning is characteristic: insignificant morning constraint, changeable and mild pains, slight increase of body temperature.