Rheumatoid Arthritis Test and Diagnosis

By Andrew Heideman PT/ATC

Test and Diagnosis of RA

Rheumatoid arthritis can be diagnosed in a variety of ways, however there is no single test that can give doctors a clear answer. In the early stages, rheumatoid arthritis can resemble diseases like:

Physicians can prescribe a blood test to check for the presence of “Rheumatoid Indicators” in your blood. X-rays can also be used to see bone abnormalities and joint spacing to help differentiate rheumatoid from other arthritis types.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

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