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What do I need to know about caring for someone with joint problems?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Problem joints can be painful and difficult to move. Depending on the cause, unhealthy joints may need to be stabilized to prevent sudden movements, and daily medications may need to be given to help manage any pain. Taking warm baths or icing the joints may also provide relief from stiffness and swelling.

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