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Editor’s Note: Discuss Joint Pain With Your Doctor

Joint pain is a common symptom at every age, but if you’re over 50 when it starts, there’s a high probability that it’s caused by arthritis. However, before you assume you have arthritis, start with an evaluation by your primary care physician.

Once you report joint pain, your doctor can perform

4. Hip Pain

We sometimes associate hip problems with elderly adults—women more often than men—who have fallen and suffered a fractured hip. But middle-aged and not-yet-elderly individuals can have a variety of hip problems in addition to fractures. The type of injury or condition affects symptoms as well as treatment. With luck, the

Editor’s Note: Got Joint Pain? Get It Evaluated

Joint pain is a very common symptom at every age. When to see an orthopedist and get MRI imaging depends on your joint exam, and that’s why you need to start with an initial evaluation by your primary care physician (PCP).

Most PCPs can perform a basic joint exam, which checks

6. Medication for Arthritis

illions of Americans suffer on a daily basis from the pain, reduced mobility, and loss of function caused by arthritis. The condition can significantly affect work, leisure, and home life. Chronic pain, a common feature in arthritis, can rob the sufferer of his or her joy and zest for life.

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