After asking about your symptoms, your doctor will check for swelling, redness and impaired movement in those parts of your body where you are having pain. Your doctor will check for tenderness in the 18 specific tender points designated by the American College of Rheumatology. Your doctor will ask detailed questions about your medical history and examine you to look for other conditions or diseases that could explain your symptoms.
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