What questions should I ask my doctor about joint pain?

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Deborah Davis
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Joint pain is discomfort that arises at the point where two or more bones meet. Joint pain can be mild, causing some soreness each time you move or it can be severe, making it impossible to use your joint. Joint pain is rarely an emergency and in most cases can be managed at home. You should ask your doctor about self-care measures and when you should seek medical assistance.

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