Rheumatoid nodules are small bumps under the skin, located in pressure point areas such as the elbow, back of the hand, or back of the heel. These bumps may be as small as a grain of rice or as large as a golf ball. But they are usually not painful, and they tend to come and go.
Your doctor may remove rheumatoid nodules if your disease is under good control and the nodules are painful or very bothersome.
Current as of:
August 5, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine Donald Sproule MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Nancy Ann Shadick MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Donald Sproule MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Nancy Ann Shadick MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology