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13 Pointers for a New RA Diagnosis

Just got the news? These tips may help you adjust to life with rheumatoid arthritis more easily.

By Lisa Fields
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How Doctors Diagnose AS

Know anyone with back problems? Just about everyone, right? That’s one reason why ankylosing spondylitis can be difficult to diagnose. We’re here to help speed up the process.

By Stephanie Wood
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Is My Arthritis Pain Age-Related or Something More?

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are not the same conditions. Know the differences so you can seek the right treatment.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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Do I Need a Specialist for My Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Why your primary care doctor isn’t the best person to handle your treatment

By Charis Hill
Woman with joint stiffness

Psoriatic Arthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The right treatment for psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis begins with a diagnosis. Here's how you can tell these two conditions apart.

By Casey Nilsson
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Psoriatic Arthritis: What's Your Type?

Psoriatic arthritis isn't a one-size-fits-all situation. There are five different types, each with its own characteristics and treatment options.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
Exhausted woman doing her ironing.

Disability May Begin Years Before an RA Diagnosis

Listening to those early rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and seeking treatment means a better shot at remission.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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A Mail-in RA Test is on the Market: Does It Work?

There’s a blood test for rheumatoid arthritis that you can take in the comfort of your own home, but is the diagnosis reliable? Here’s how it works and why you may still want to see your doctor.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
Joint damage and joint problems.

Coming Soon: A Reliable and Affordable Diagnostic Test for Psoriatic Arthritis

An accurate diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis is critical to effective treatment. Read about the National Psoriasis Foundation's efforts to find a reliable and affordable diagnostic tool for psoriatic arthritis.

By Stephanie Stephens
Woman asking her doctor about seronagative rheumatoid arthritis.

What Is Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Seronegative rheumatoid arthritis can make it difficult to diagnose your condition. Hear from people who have seronegative RA, and learn how they deal with it.

By Lene Andersen, MSW