A 24-year-old member asked:
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how can i tell if it's joint pain or pain in muscles, bones, nerves, ligaments and/or tendons, etc, nearby (neck, l shoulder, r knee, etc)?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: Your doctor can diagnose your problem.
Answered on Mar 10, 2014
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Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to tell: Hard to know for sure. Tendons hurt when they try to move against something that wont move, ligaments hurt when stretched or pressed. Bones hurt when they carry a load or when pressed. Muscles hurt when compressed or pressed on or when they are used.Joints hurt when they are moved most of the time.
Answered on Jun 4, 2016
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Dr. David Bailie
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You can't: you need professional evaluation to determine
Answered on Nov 13, 2016

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