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Joint symptoms may be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis, a serious condition that can cause permanent joint damage if treatment is delayed.

The GP will usually refer you to a rheumatologist to confirm a diagnosis and for treatment.

It can be straight forward; they're referred to a rheumatologist immediately.

There are 120 different kinds of arthritis. How do GPs identify which condition a person has?

A GP will ask several questions to determine what kind of inflammation a patient may have.