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)?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Gregory Hines answered
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: Your doctor can diagnose your problem.
Answered on Mar 10, 2014
Dr. Vance Harris answered
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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