I have been having terrible pain in both elbows for over 4 months and pain and stiffness in both shoulders for over a year. I am finally going to the Dr. with these concerns but am not able to get in for a couple of weeks. I am afraid of my symptoms diminishing by the time I get to to see him and he will not take me seriously.
My question is will what ever exams that he performs on me indicate R.A. even if I am not in the height of a flare? I am thinking about performing some activities that make me extra sore (i.e. gardening, washing windows, etc.) right before the appointment
Thank you for your time.