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How long can I wait with joint pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Joint pain can be related to trauma and if it does not include a fracture, you can rest the joint, apply ice and use nsaids until it improves.
If related to arthritis, then it may be a recurrent problem for you. If the problem persists, then see your doctor.

In brief: Depends

Joint pain can be related to trauma and if it does not include a fracture, you can rest the joint, apply ice and use nsaids until it improves.
If related to arthritis, then it may be a recurrent problem for you. If the problem persists, then see your doctor.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most

If you have twisted, or fallen and the you cannot walk, or the joint is red, swollen and warm, then you should be seen immediately.
Progressive and severe pain in the joint should be seen this week. Most pain in and or around the joint is related to arthritis or tendonitis, and can be treated with ice, heat, rest, and otc medications. If they do not improve, limit your function, be seen!

In brief: Most

If you have twisted, or fallen and the you cannot walk, or the joint is red, swollen and warm, then you should be seen immediately.
Progressive and severe pain in the joint should be seen this week. Most pain in and or around the joint is related to arthritis or tendonitis, and can be treated with ice, heat, rest, and otc medications. If they do not improve, limit your function, be seen!
Dr. Gregg Albers
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