Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet. Unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity.
An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body's tissues. In addition to causing joint problems, rheumatoid arthritis sometimes can affect other organs of the body — such as the skin, eyes, lungs and blood vessels.
Although rheumatoid arthritis can occur at any age, it usually begins after age 40. The disorder is much more common in women.
Signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may include:--Tender, warm, swollen joints,Morning stiffness that may last for hours, Firm bumps of tissue under the skin on your arms (rheumatoid nodules), Fatigue, fever and weight loss
RHUS TOX  1M--is a great Homeopathic remedy for joint pains . Its indication for use are – the joint pains are worse after rest and the pains get slowly better after walking or moving around.Worse in damp and rainy weather. Due to suppression of perspiration
 BRYONIA ALBA 30 --. This medicine is more indicated when the pains are aggravated by motion and are relieved by rest. This is quite typical of ostearthritis pains where the articular surface of joints have got eroded and are inflamed. Bryonia is also used when there is inflamation around the joints causing red hot swelling
 LEDUM PAL. 200--this is indicated mainly in gout and is used more for pains in small joints when they are swollen hot and painfull . Pain travels from below upwards. Patient feels chilly , yet he does not like to be covered as his pains are better by cold. In chronic cases chalk stone oozes from the finger joints
CAUSTICUM 1M-- . It is indicated whenever there is severe tearing pains in limbs which is relieved by warmth ,Cold increases all pains.Restless at night due to pain.Cracking and tension in joints. Stiffness in the hollow of the knees
 ARNICA MONTANA 200-- Lameness and soreness all over the body as the key feature for it to be used as a homeopathic remedy for Joint pains. Arnica is indicated when there is extreme pain all over the body and every joint hurts . The whole body feels bruised and sore ; as if it had been beaten with sticks . Arnica is also a great homeopathic remedy when the pain in joints is a result of a fall or injury.The patient desire to be alone and is better by gentle movements for a short time , worse by prolonged movement , heat, rest and light pressure
ACTEA SPICATA 3X-- One the great homeopathic remedies for jont pains when the joints of the hands are affected . This medicine is really very useful when the wrist joint is involved  . The main indications for the use of this medicine for joint pains are – Rheumatic pain in small joints of hands and wrist ; Wrist is swollen hot and and swell after least exertion or movement /usage of hand.
 CHINIUM SUPH 30- is the most indicated medicine when there is sudden onset of  Acute Articular Rheumatism – whenever there is sudden onset of sever joint pains all over the body in all articular joints. This situation is seen in sudden onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chinum Sulph  usage in this situation draws no parallels .
PULSATILLA 200-- is a an excellent homeopathic remedy for pain in joints especially when they are shifting in nature . The pains move from one joint the other .It is generally due to changes associated with the menstrual cycle.The patient has a tendency  to be emotional and tearful . She desires sympathy and consolation. Worse in the evening , at night and by lying on the painful side
 PHYTOLACCA 30-. This is indicated when there is shifting of joint pains and the shifting is so sudden the the patient feels it like electric shocks .
COLCHICUM 30-is a great homeopathic remedy for sever pains in Rheumatoid Arthritis .+The parts are red, hot and swollen. Tearing pain worse in the evening , at night and from touch. Sharp pain down left arm. Pain in heels. Edematous swelling of legs and feet
RADIUM BROMIDE 30—It is very useful in chronic rheumatic arthritis. Severe pain in all the limbs and joints. Knees , ankles, toes, calves, hip joints etc all have pain , which is worse at night , in open air, on touch, from cold air and movements
TONGO 3X—Severe pains in hip joints, femur and knees, especially the left.