Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Joint pain and stiffness can be caused by health problems other than rheumatoid arthritis . These include:

Usually, a doctor will diagnose rheumatoid arthritis by evaluating your symptoms, asking about your past health, and doing blood tests to rule out other causes for your symptoms.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Current as ofOctober 31, 2016