DeAnna from Edmonton asks: Do I have to be in a pain flare to be tested for rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed by an arthritis specialist, usually a rheumatologist, after speaking to a patient, performing a physical examination, and reviewing any pertinent investigations. It is possible for all tests to be normal and still have rheumatoid arthritis. For a physician to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, it does not have to be at its worst, or in a flare.
Posted: March 1, 2016
Tagged: rheumatoid arthritis