Revision Total Knee Replacement: Getting the Facts 

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about revision total knee replacement.

How is joint pain diagnosed?

Dr. Matthew Lawless explains how joint pain is diagnosed. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


A physician may diagnose joint pain by considering a patient’s medical history, risk factors and lifestyle, by conducting a physical examination, and blood and imaging tests, according to the American Academy of Family PhysiciansOff Site Icon.

According to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon, some questions a doctor may ask a patient include:

  • Did this pain begin suddenly and severely, or slowly and mildly?
  • Have you injured your joint?
  • Is the pain constant or does it come and go?
  • Is there any numbness?
  • What makes the stiffness better?
  • What other symptoms do you have?
  • What started the pain and how often have you had it?
  • Which joint hurts?

For more information about diagnosing joint pain, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Richard Davis II, MD, Premier Orthopedics; National Institutes of Health; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; National Institutes of Health