I was so excited to find this. An arthritis pain management diary is the perfect tool to use when explaining arthritis pain to a Rheumatologist. This type of pain can be very difficult to describe. I've found myself saying things like "I'm experiencing labor pains in my elbow." Of course to a Rheumatologist who hasn't given birth that means absolutely nothing. Little tools such as this diary can be helpful for arthritis patients because blood tests can't reveal the amount or type of pain we're experiencing.