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Assess your arthritis symptoms - part 1

The following seven questions are designed to determine if you are exhibiting symptoms of arthritis. Answer them as best you can.

Has a doctor ever told you that you have arthritis?


During the past twelve months, have you had pain, aching, stiffness or swelling in or around one or more joints?


In a typical month, were these symptoms present daily for at least half of the days in that month?


Do you have pain and stiffness in your hand joints in the morning lasting at least one hour and then improving during the course of the day?


Are you currently limited in daily activities (such as washing, driving, eating, going out of your home) because of joint symptoms (pain, stiffness, loss of motion)?


Do you regularly wake at night because of pain in or around the joints?


Do you regularly require painkillers (such as paracetomol/aspirin) or anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID's such as ibuprofen) to relieve the pain discussed in questions 2, 3 or 6?


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