A 24-year-old member asked:
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)?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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.
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Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
You can't: you need professional evaluation to determine
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Last updated Nov 13, 2016
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