Warning signs for a gluten allergy can show up immediately after eating a food containing gluten. An upset stomach, abnormal stool, or even a rash can show up within twenty-four hours; however, it can also produce reactions that may not be noticeable right away. One such example of this is inflammation, and the swelling of joints.
It is unknown how many people with gluten allergies experience joint inflammation. Swelling typically occurs in fingers, knees, back, wrists, shoulders and the hips. The first sign generally shows in places where previous injury may have occurred.
In some cases, the symptoms of swelling may show before any digestive issues or rashes. If you notice swelling joints, it might be a good idea to visit your doctor.