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Rheumatoid arthritis

Spotlight on Alice Peterson

Alice Peterson was a promising tennis player from a young age. Alice loved tennis. It was her passion. She played on the UK junior tennis circuit and won a tennis scholarship to study at a university in the US. Alice started to notice pain in her right hand and put the discomfort down to a sports injury. The pain seemed to come and go... until she was playing in the finals of a tournament and couldn't even hold the racquet properly. She was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) at 18 years of age and never played tennis again.

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