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Joint Pain (cont.)

Medical Treatment

Medical treatment depends on the underlying cause of the joint pain as discussed above. If arthritis is causing joint pain, it can require antiinflammatory medication and a variety of other medications depending on the type of arthritis. Surgery can be required for cartilage or ligament damage.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2014

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