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Table 2 Description of Arthritis symptoms

From: Immune checkpoint inhibitor-induced inflammatory arthritis: a qualitative study identifying unmet patient needs and care gaps

CategoryDescriptors
SymptomsPain
Joint Swelling
Stiffness or “locking of limbs”
Fatigue
Weakness (e.g. in hands)
Erythema of affected joint
LocationsKnees
Fingers
Wrists
Ankles
Feet
Hips
Shoulders
Elbows
“virtually every joint”
“places where I had old injuries”
Onset/Course of arthritisVery acute
Gradual worsening over months, even after treatment ended
Progressive
Migratory
Descriptors of PainIntense
Horrible
Inflamed
Aggravating factorsWorse in dominant hand
Morning (worse for stiffness)
Fatigue worse as day goes on
Exercise
Cold weather
Alleviating factorsBetter when distracted
Ice
`Medicine (NSAIDs, prednisone, DMARDs)
Hot shower