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How to treat common aches and pains as you get older

Karen M. Sutton, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS,  joins TODAY and shared tips for understanding and treating the aches and pains people feel as they age. 

Dr. Sutton noted, “It's important to go through the checklist and understand your pain. Take inventory and start to think about it.”

She advised to make the most of doctors visits. “We love when patients keep a journal of their pain. Its great to take inventory of their pain. A timeline is really nice to have.” Dr. Sutton also encourages patients to bring someone with them to their appointments, as this person can help you from missing important aspects about your pain. 

Watch the segment here on today.com. This segment also aired on broadcast during the third hour of TODAY on January 5, 2023.