Joint Pain (cont.)
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Exams and Tests
The health-care practitioner will take a history of your symptoms leading up to and associated with your joint pain. What activity(ies), if any, that you were doing when your joint pain began should be discussed. Aggravating and relieving conditions that affect the degree of your pain will also be important to discuss. After an examination, further testing might be necessary, including blood tests and X-rays or other imaging studies. Occasionally, MRI scanning is helpful if the problem requires further definition.
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