Arthritis - When to call a doctor

If you have severe pain in the joints, consulting your doctor early for diagnosis helps to prevent further damaging of your joints. Seek medical attention if you have the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the joints
  • Difficulty in doing daily activities
  • Morning stiffness
  • Swelling in the joint
  • Tenderness around the joint

Your doctor will ask your symptoms, check your medical history, do a physical examination and start diagnosis if arthritis is suspected.

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