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Can my family doctor treat my joint pain?

Joint pain is one of many symptoms that family doctors routinely assess and treat. Doctors who practice family medicine have a broad range of medical knowledge.

By asking you specific questions and doing an examination, your family doctor may be able to determine and treat the cause of your joint pain or may refer you to a specialist if necessary. Talk to your own family doctor about what is best for you.

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