When to see a doctor for arthritis pain

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If you are experiencing arthritis pain, it is important to know when to seek medical attention.

You should consider seeing a medical professional if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Severe pain: If your arthritis pain is severe and interfering with your daily activities, it may be time to see a doctor. Severe pain can be an indication of underlying joint damage or inflammation that requires medical attention.
  • Joint swelling: If your joints are swollen or inflamed, it may be a sign of underlying joint damage or inflammation. This can also be an indication of an infection, which requires prompt medical attention.
  • Limited range of motion: If you are experiencing difficulty moving your joints or have a limited range of motion, it may be a sign of underlying joint damage. This can also be an indication of a more serious condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Chronic pain: If you have been experiencing arthritis pain for an extended period of time, it is important to seek medical attention. Chronic pain can have a significant impact on your quality of life and may require medical treatment to manage.
  • Other symptoms: If you are experiencing other symptoms in addition to arthritis pain, such as fever, chills, or weight loss, it may be a sign of a more serious underlying condition. It is important to seek medical attention to determine the cause of your symptoms.

Severe pain

If you are experiencing severe pain, joint swelling, limited range of motion, chronic pain, or other symptoms, you should see a medical professional.

Seeking prompt medical attention can help determine the underlying cause of your pain and develop an appropriate treatment plan to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.