Joint pain and stiffness can be caused by other medical conditions besides rheumatoid arthritis, including:
Usually, a doctor will diagnose rheumatoid arthritis by evaluating your symptoms, understanding your past health, and doing certain blood tests to rule out other causes for your symptoms.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology|
|Last Revised||June 5, 2012|