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My knees get tender, do I have Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Eric Matteson, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Date Added: 06/26/13

If a patient asks me about knee pain, we would examine the nature of the knee pain, find out how long it's been going on and how it bothers the patient, and if there are other joints that are involved as well. Most people with knee pain do not have rheumatoid arthritis. They may have a knee strain, ...
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Eric L. Matteson, MD, is chair for the Division of Rheumatology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic. He has a joint appointment in the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences Research. Dr. Matteson received the MD degree from Friedrich-Alexander University at Erlangen-Nuremberg. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Michigan State University and a fellowship at the University of Michigan. He further completed a fellowship at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and received the M.P.H. degree in Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. As a clinician and an epidemiologist, Dr. Matteson is focused on studying rheumatoid arthritis, including clinical features, complications, outcomes, and treatments.
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