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.