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Self diagnosis symptom checker

If you’re not sure what might be wrong with your joint, our self diagnosis tool for the knee, shoulder and ankle is a good place to start.

It won’t replace a real doctor and cannot give a definitive diagnosis but it may help you better understand your symptoms.

Step 1

Select your injury body area & symptom(s) below

Disclaimer: This tool is for information purposes only and provides only an approximate guide as to what may be wrong with your joints. It should not be used instead of seeking professional medical advice or diagnosis.
 

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