Other conditions with symptoms similar to rheumatoid arthritis

Joint pain and stiffness can be caused by other medical conditions besides rheumatoid arthritis, including:

Usually, a health professional will diagnose rheumatoid arthritis by evaluating your symptoms, understanding your medical history, and performing certain blood tests to eliminate other causes for your symptoms.

Last Updated: August 18, 2008

Author: Shannon Erstad, MBA/MPH

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Stanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology

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