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When to see a doctor about arthritis

Anyone with any of the symptoms associated with arthritis needs to make an appointment to see a doctor as soon as convenient. It is much better to see a doctor as soon as symptoms start to reduce discomfort and to prevent symptoms from getting worse. A doctor will recommend medication and some diet and lifestyle modifications as well as referral to a specialist.


People with existing arthritis need to see their doctor on a regular basis to better manage their condition through the recommended medications, diet and lifestyle modifications modifications.

In addition to this, people with existing arthritis whose symptoms get worse, need to see their doctor immediately to prevent worsening of the condition and to reduce pain. A doctor may recommend surgery and give a referral to surgeon which may be the only option for the symptoms.


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  Last reviewed: 3 January 2009 || Last updated: 8 February 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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