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When to Make an Appointment
Seek immediate medical attention
Ask someone to drive you to urgent care or the emergency room if your pain caused by an injury is accompanied by:
- A joint that appears deformed
- Inability to use or move the impacted body part
- Intense pain
- Sudden swelling
Read about first aid for fractures and broken bones.
Schedule an office visit
Make an appointment with your doctor if your pain is accompanied by:
- Tenderness and warmth around the joint
Not all treatments, tests and services are available at all Mayo Clinic Health System locations. Check with your preferred location in advance.