You Experience Pain in Your Joints
Do you often experience pain in your joints, like your wrists, knees, ankles or hands? Then you could very well be suffering from rheumatism, as the disease can cause pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints.
The pain often starts in your fingers and toes and later sort of spreads out to other parts of your body. So watch out if you start feeling inexplicable pain in these areas and see a doctor when in doubt!