Joint Pain Research Paper

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Joint Pain Joint pain can be caused by many things. The joint can be bruised, infected, weak from aging, or sore from exercise. The pain will often go away if you follow your doctor's instructions for home care. If your joint pain continues, more tests may be needed to help find the cause of your condition. HOME CARE Watch your condition for any changes. The following actions may help to lessen any pain that you are feeling: • Take medicines only as told by your doctor. • Rest the sore joint for as long as told by your doctor. Keep the joint raised (elevated) while resting if told to do so. • Do not do things that cause pain or make the pain worse. • Put ice on the painful area: ○ Put ice in a plastic bag. ○ Place

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