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I don't believe a bike fit is a must. While a bike fit may definitely help, I would experiment with the fit myself before resorting to pros. There is a great amount of things you can try yourself (e.g., move the seat, change the handlebar stem, move handlebar spacers, change the crank arms for different length, etc.).
You may not need to get a professional bike fit to fix the problem, and the problem may not be fixed by a correct bike fit. If you do not know what the fitter is doing, be prepared to spend $200 for not much improvement. The comment by @Neil "Research bike fit yourself and adjust your bike accordingly. It won't be as good as a pro fitting, but it's ...
If you are having pain and riding a lot of volume, it makes sense to get a fitting. Your other options are to continue to experience the pain, possibly doing long term damage to your health. reduce your volume of riding get a different style bicycle with a more relaxed and upright geometry. Your fitter may recommend this anyways.
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