Ask The Expert
December 09, 2011
There are literally dozens of possible causes of your symptoms. These include:
Itís impossible to narrow down this long list without more specific information.
Many causes of joint pain will go away with time. But since youíve had symptoms for over 3 weeks, itís worth getting checked out. By reviewing details of your medical history and a physical exam, your doctor may be able to narrow down this list quickly. Blood tests and x-rays may also help.
If the diagnosis is not clear and your symptoms persist, consider making an appointment with a rheumatologist, an arthritis expert.
Early diagnosis and treatment of your joint pain can get you feeling better quickly. It may also help protect your joints from damage.