Dr. Dheeraj Kondagari is Expertise in Rheumatology and also well-known arthritis doctor in the circle of ECIL, Dilsukhnagar, LB Nagar, Uppal, and Vanasthalipuram. Small joints of the limbs become painful and have stiffness which persists for about 60 minutes on awakening and after inactivity. Due to weakness, fever and damage to other organs may also occur. RA affects both sides of the body. For example, if a joint is affected in one arm or leg then a similar joint of the other arm or leg will be affected too. This is one of the ways RA is identified by the doctors from other forms of arthritis like Osteoarthritis (OA).