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How Arthritis is Diagnosed
Only a doctor can tell who has arthritis and what type it is. When you see a doctor for the first time about arthritis, expect at least three things to happen. Your doctor will ask questions about your symptoms, examine you, and take some tests or X-rays.
Do I have Arthritis?
If you start feeling pain and stiffness on your body over a long period of time and your hands or knees or hips get sore and are hard to move, you may have arthritis.
Diagnosing Psoriatic Arthritis
With early diagnosis you can get started on a plan to relieve pain, preserve your range of motion, and help manage skin symptoms.
Diagnosis and Medical History
Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis isn’t a sure-fire test that can tell you positively that you have RA. It is a process. Your doctor relies on a number of tools to help him determine the best treatment for your symptoms. A diagnosis will be made from your medical record, a physical exam, lab tests and X-rays.
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Diagnosing rheumatic diseases
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnosis
An evaluation for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) includes a physical examination and careful history assessing the patient's joint inflammation, mechanical difficulty, pain severity, range of motion, instability, misalignment, and deformity.
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