Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. This is a long term type disorder but it does come and go. It's not always constant but it can be. Joints are unusually affected. They're inflamed. They have stiffness. There is a limited range of motion. There is swelling within the joints. There is pain. There is redness. There is warmth to the area. It usually is seen in the hands and in the knuckles in the areas. The persons, even they can become hoarse with rheumatoid arthritis and even their eyes can be affected with long term rheumatoid arthritis but normally you are going to see joint pain with inflammation, stiffness and redness and swelling are some of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis but it is a long term condition and it is chronic.