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Who can help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

Diagnosing and treating rheumatoid arthritis can sometimes be difficult. It may require a team effort between you and several types of healthcare professionals, including a rheumatologist, a physician who specializes in arthritis and other diseases of the joints, bones, and muscles. Physical therapists, psychologists, and social workers can also play a role.

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Is It Time to See a Doctor for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Is It Time to See a Doctor for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Occasional joint pain doesn't usually require medical treatment, but pain that won't go away or that gets worse shouldn't be ignored. See your doctor ...
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How is rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosed?
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To diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, your doctor will do a physical examination. He or she may order im...
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What can I expect at a doctor's visit to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis?
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How Soon Should I Start Treatment for RA?
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