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When should I see a surgeon for joint pain?

It depends on how much the condition is impacting your life and your ability to function and sleep. There are conservative treatments that you can undergo before seeing a surgeon. There are injections, physical therapy, exercise and weight loss. If you've tried all these options and you still have pain and dysfunction that's dramatically impacting your life, it might be time to talk to a surgeon.

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