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      Category : Health Centers > Bones, Joints, and Muscles

Joint Pain

Alternate Names : Arthralgia, Pain in the Joints

Joint Pain | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

When someone reports joint pain, the healthcare provider will need more information about the pain. These questions may be asked:

  • What is the exact location of the pain?
  • When did the pain start?
  • Is more than one joint involved?
  • Is the pain constant or does it come and go?
  • Is the pain made worse or better with activity?
  • Has the joint been hot, red, or swollen?
  • Is there any family history of joint problems?
  • Does the pain limit motion in the affected joint?
  • Are there any other symptoms?
  • What other medications or drugs are being taken?
  • What other medical conditions are present?
  • Additional questions may be asked as well.

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    Joint Pain: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Adam Brochert, MD
    Reviewer: Melissa Sanders, PharmD
    Date Reviewed: 07/27/01

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