It's essential that you inform your doctor of new arthritis signs or symptoms, significant changes, or anything relevant to your medical condition. If you fail to inform your doctor, he is treating you -- or for that matter, not treating you -- without having all the facts.
That said, you'd likely agree that not all conversations with doctors are easy ones. Have you ever chosen to conceal certain facts or had a hard time finding the words to bring up delicate matters with your doctor? Perhaps you've talked yourself into believing the problem will go away. If you have put off talking to your doctor - reconsider. Learn more about why it's important to have those difficult conversations in Reasons to Inform Your Arthritis Doctor.
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