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Joint Pain (cont.)

Follow-up

After an initial evaluation and treatment plan, it is extremely important to have follow-up medical monitoring by your health-care practitioner if requested. During these visits, the results of tests are reviewed and the effects of medications are monitored. Further testing may be indicated based on the symptoms present at the time of follow-up.

Joint Pain 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.

Joint Pain Prognosis (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

"Joint Pain"
U.S. National Library of Medicine


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/4/2015

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