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What is the treatment for painful joints?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Varies
It really varies based upon the cause.
Bi would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis and to discuss treatment options.

In brief: Varies
It really varies based upon the cause.
Bi would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis and to discuss treatment options.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: See a rheumatologist
The first step is to establish the cause.
Once that is done, then appropriate treatment can be started. See a rheumatologist.

In brief: 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. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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