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If any one of the following symptoms lasts longer than 2 weeks, see your regular doctor or a doctor who specializes in arthritis (a rheumatologist).

  • Pain and inflammation
  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Loss of range of motion
  • "Sticking" and weakness in joint
  • A cracking or grating sound when joints move

    The doctor will ask questions about the history of your symptoms and do a physical exam. The doctor may take x-rays or do lab tests before developing a treatment plan, which may include diet restriction.

    Last updated: Mar-26-07

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