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Learn what to expect during your arthritis journey

When discovering the first signs of what might be arthritis, you may feel overwhelmed, confused, or unsure. Learning more about what to expect, and who will be involved in your care can help you prepare, ask questions, and feel empowered to fight the fire of arthritis.

These videos will help explain what to expect when beginning your patient journey.

Recognizing the first signs of arthritis

Sometimes symptoms of arthritis can appear and it’s difficult to know what might be causing them or understand why you are having them to begin with. If you think you may be experiencing the first signs of arthritis, try the symptom checker.

What is a rheumatologist?

A rheumatologist is a doctor with special training  muscles, bones, tendons, and joints. Learning more about what a rheumatologist does can help you feel more prepared for a first visit. If you have been referred to a rheumatologist, learn more about how to prepare for your appointment.

What to expect when seeing a rheumatologist

Seeing a rheumatologist for the first time can seem intimidating, especially if you’ve never seen one before. Learning more about what to expect at your first appointment, or how a rheumatologist might help you understand your symptoms can help you prepare for your first appointment. Learn more about preparing for your first appointment with a rheumatologist.

For more information about what to expect through the diagnostic phase, visit our patient journeys to explore the process for different forms of arthritis.

This resource was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer

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