How is joint pain diagnosed?
Joint pain diagnosis begins with a thorough physical exam. The team reviews your medical history and discusses your pain with you. They ask numerous detailed questions about your environment and lifestyle to understand factors that might contribute to your pain. The next step is testing, which may include extensive lab testing alongside imaging exams, to find the root causes of your joint pain. The team establishes the underlying issues that cause your joint pain as well as the factors that trigger flare-ups or worsen the pain.