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how would I know if I have arthritis without dr?

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My wrist have been in much pain, how would I know if I have arthritis without going to the doctor. I am away from the country and do not want to visit a doctor here.

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replied July 31st, 2015
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Major signs and symptoms of Arthritis include -

1. Pain in the joint - either at rest or with joint movements
2. Joint Stiffness.
3. Swelling.
4. Redness of the tissues around the joint
5. Decreased range of motion.

If you have all these symptoms it would be a indicator of arthritis and you might benefit by consulting with a doctor and seek proper help.
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