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what is the treatment for painful joints?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Depends on cause.: Joint pains is so complex, that there is a specialty of internal medicine devoted to it: rheumatology. When i spent a year at johns hopkins hospitals during training, i didn't realize i would be studying well over a hundred diseases entities. Joint pains that go on for months, esp. When they are inflammed (hot, red, swollen, painful), then c ur pcp. Joint aches (arthralgia)--try an otc first.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See a rheumatologist: The first step is to establish the cause. Once that is done, then appropriate treatment can be started. See a rheumatologist.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: It really varies based upon the cause. Bi would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis and to discuss treatment options.

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