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Joint Pain (cont.)

Prevention

Whether or not joint pain is preventable depends on whether it is caused by injury or disease. Injuries to joints can often be prevented by proper sports gear and training. Disease generally is not avoidable, but once medical treatment programs have been initiated, they can be essential to preventing recurrent joint pain.

Outlook

The outlook for joint pain depends on the cause. The medical evaluation and guided treatment plan is the key for optimal outcome.

Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2014

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