Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Based on your answers, some of the most likely causes of your joint pain include
degenerative joint disease (also called osteoarthritis)
polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR).
Another arthritic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, is also possible, depending on which other joints are involved and whether there is swelling.
While over-the-counter pain medicines, rest and ice may be helpful, it is important that you see a physician to evaluate these symptoms.