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what kind of doctor do i see for arm numbness

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Dr. Michael Gofeld
31 years experience Pain Management
Of course: These symptoms may be related to developing stroke.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
PCP First: See your pcp first. If there is a simple problem, they can treat you and avoid unnecessary testing and treatment. If a referral is needed, then they ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
PCP or ortho: You can see either your primary care physician, or an orthopedic surgeon. Splinting, anti-inflammatories and/or physical therapy may allow you to avo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Numb: We worry about "thoracic outlet syndrome" but the person to best help is an orthopedic doctor. You might need an EMG by a neurologist as well. Start w ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hand surgeon: If it is specifically in your hands, a hand surgeon is probably the most efficient place to start. He/she may want to order more tests or xrays but yo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
18 years experience Pain Management
Primary physician: Start with a primary care physician, they may ultimately refer you to a physiatrist (musculoskeletal doctor), neurologist or even a spine surgeon. Als ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay D Helman
47 years experience Podiatry
Orthopedist: For most joint and bone injuries you see an orthopedist.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Bone doctor: Orthopedic surgeon who may or not be a specialist in hand.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
Hand Surgeon: I would recommend a hand surgeon.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Schnur
Specializes in Family Medicine
Several choices: You may see an internist, family physician, or orthopedist.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Orthopedist: In some states you can see a podiatrist as well.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Ortho: Seek consultation with orthopedic surgeon, if you have tingling or numbness may be you need to see neurologist also. Always good idea to call your pri ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
ENT: To evaluate the throat an otolaryngologist (ent=ear, nose, throat) is the specialist of choice.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
16 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Many types of doctors treat leg pain. Many causes are musculoskeletal making an orthopod a good choice, but many are also commonly diagnosed and well ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Brachymetarsia: See your podiatrist .
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Primary care: If you are generally healthy and your temple (side of the forehead) is swelling and there is no sign of a pimple or injury, you can go to any clinic. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologists: Ophthamologists are trained to detect disease and treat appropriately using either medical or surgical techniques.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeon: See an orthopedic surgeon.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgeon: Your pain may be coming from your back, your hip, or your knee. An orthopaedic surgeon can determine the source of your pain.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Hand surgeon: Or orthopedic surgeon.
A member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Hand/fingers numb: Your fp/pcp would be a good start. May be referred to orthopedic specialist or neurologist for EMG study if conservative therapy doesn't work.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nerve pain: For nerve type pain, such as that with a radial nerve palsy, membrane stabilizing medications such as Neurontin (gabapentin) or Lyrica (pregabalin) ma ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
?: Whats ur condition
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Long
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Physiatrist: Any primary care doctor can field this problem, but i think a good physiatrist (physical med doctor) could be helpful.
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