I think I have symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis; What Should I Do?

I think I have symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis; What Should I Do?
Posted on 07/18/2016

Do you have joints that ache or prevent you from doing the activities that you love and enjoy? Do you remember a day when you could move freely without worrying about pain or discomfort? We may have some solutions for you!


Get A Referral To Help Further Diagnose Your Symptoms – We Can Help With That!

A referral to a rheumatologist is necessary because many people mistake common joint or muscle pain for rheumatic conditions.  This is where your primary care physician comes in. Schedule an appointment with them to begin the evaluation of your symptoms and refer you to a rheumatologist if there is concern for a rheumatic condition. In this day and age, people are more health conscious than ever; which is a good thing! However, rheumatologists rely on primary care physicians to initiate the beginning stages of an RA (rheumatoid arthritis) evaluation and to rule out the more common causes of joint symptoms; the referral is assurance that the patient has taken the initial steps to rule out any other diagnoses their pain could be coming from. It is important to visit your primary physician because if your pain can be solved with a simple medication management, that can save you money and time. 

With that being said, we do have ways to help you obtain a referral. We’re more than happy to set you up with a practitioner to give a preliminary examination and subsequently get you a referral. We meet patients all the time who have exhausted all of their options and have not been able to find relief. We specialize in helping you get back to your daily routine. Let us be the support system you need to get back out there! Give us a call at 317-844-6444 to schedule an exam today!