Joint pain is a common complaint in primary care. Pain can be considered acute (days), subacute (weeks), or chronic (generally lasting more than 6 weeks). Accurately diagnosing the cause of joint pain, encouraging continuity of care, and working with multidisciplinary teams using the right blend of therapeutic modalities gives patients the best chance for good long-term outcomes. This chapter will focus, in particular, on diseases that commonly present with joint pain.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Family Medicine|
|Subtitle of host publication||Principles and Practice|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
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