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Bilateral hand tremor in a 3yo. How should this be evaluated?

Bilateral hand tremor in a 3yo. How should this be evaluated?

Rare: I do not believe that most family physicians and pediatricians would be comfortable diagnosing a 3 year old with this symptom. Certainly we would evaluate and give an opinion but would more than likely as you to be seen by a pediatric neurologist. There isn't one of them hanging on every tree so a referral to a children's hospital or referral center would likely be necessary unless in big city. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)

Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more


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What type of Dr should I see for bilateral numbness in hands and forearms? My primary is an OB/GYN, so that's not helpful.

What type of Dr should I see for bilateral numbness in hands and forearms? My primary is an OB/GYN, so that's not helpful.

Family practitioner: Family practitioners see a wide variety of symptoms that may come from a serious underlying illness requiring a specialist or from a common day condition. A family practitioner would know what type of specialist to consult. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a cyst in your wrist that cannot be seen externally or on X-ray? Severe wrist pain x4 mos, loss of strength X-ray ok

Is it possible to have a cyst in your wrist that cannot be seen externally or on X-ray? Severe wrist pain x4 mos, loss of strength  X-ray ok

Cannot say: in your particular case without a direct visit/exam/etc. BUT cysts don't show up on x-rays. Irritations or damage of a nerve also does not show on x-ray. A tendon can have a bleb called a ganglion cyst; its symptoms generally are what you describe. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ganglion-cyst/basics/causes/con-20023936 ...Read more

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My shoulder is not resting in socket where it should be can this be fixed by physo or is sugery a possibilty?

My shoulder is not resting in socket where it should be can this be fixed by physo or is sugery a possibilty?

Depends on why: It depends on why. If you have injured repeatedly, physical therapy can help most of the time and should be tried before surgery. If you were born with some severe malformation, surgery might be required. Even if you get surgery, some physical training to strengthen the muscles will lead to a faster and more successful recovery. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have shoulder dislocation followed by finger numbness?

Is it normal to have shoulder dislocation followed by finger numbness?

Can be: You can damage your brachial plexus with certain dislocations. I would recommend seeing a physician to check on both vascular and nerve issues to make sure there is not lasting damage or necessary interventions. Consider seeing a physiatrist for this type of injury as they will be able to do an EMG if necessary. ...Read more

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What should I do as a teen girl with recurring numbness in my toes? According to a quick checkup by my pediatrician no circulation or sensory problems

What should I do as a teen girl with recurring numbness in my toes? According to a quick checkup by my pediatrician no circulation or sensory problems

Numbness in toes: Frequently girls/ladies will wear shoes that pinch the front of the feet and this puts pressure to the nerves that run between the metatarsal heads (ball of feet) and this can make the area feel numb. This can become very painful over time. Squatting, tip toes and tight shoes should be avoided. Your local podiatrist can quickly get to the bottom of this for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can be seen for numbness in my toe?

What type of doctor can be seen for numbness in my toe?

Podiatrist: A podiatrist can help evaluate and diagnosis what is causing the numbness. Possible causes: tight shoes which are compressing the toes, which places pressure on one of 4 nerves in each toe. Diabetes, neuropathy. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with spondylosis in the thoracic region of my spine. I'm only 18 and was wondering if it is unusual to be getting this so young?

I was diagnosed with spondylosis in the thoracic region of my spine. I'm only 18 and was wondering if it is unusual to be getting this so young?

Yes it is: Yes it is unusual for a young person to have a back pain make sure you confirm the diagnoses with a bone or spine doctor before you agree to any adjustment or treatment, get a second opinion and an explanation of why you are getting this ...Read more

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Could a mild scoliosis cause uneven legs? How is this treated? Should a mild cause of scoliosis be treated if it is found in someone around their 20s?

Could a mild scoliosis cause uneven legs? How is this treated? Should a mild cause of scoliosis be treated if it is found in someone around their 20s?

Varies.: mild scoliosis in and of itself usually does not need treatment in and of itself. The relationship between leg lengths and scoliosis verses. A leg length discrepancy can cause a mild scoliosis. scoliosis does not cause one leg to be longer than itself; but because it can be associated with an obliquity of the pelvis, it can make one leg appear to be longer. consider being seen if concerned. ...Read more

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Is a herniated disk associated with migraines and should I be seen in er?

Is a herniated disk associated with migraines  and should I be seen in er?

Not necessarily.: They can occur together. If its severe enough, then go to an er, otherwise your pcp should be able to treat both these conditions or refer to a neurologist ( for migraines) and an orthopod for the herniated disc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a cyst or tumor on my thoracic spine be caused by a serious motorcycle accident? What type of doctor should I see for this?

Can a cyst or tumor on my thoracic spine be caused by a serious motorcycle accident? What type of doctor should I see for this?

See a neurosurgeon: It is unlikely that the previous accident has caused your spinal problem. You need further evaluation which can be done either by a neurosurgeon or by an orthopedic doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could it be if you a pain in right arm with limited movement ?

What could it be if you a pain in right arm with limited movement ?

Frozen shoulder?: Medically known as bursitis of the shoulder can cause significant pain and reduced range of motion, especially reducing the ability to raise the arm above the shoulder level etc....Often, bursitis occurs without obvious trauma. So, check with your doctor who can perform some simple maneuvers to determine the problem you may have... ...Read more

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4 bulging disc in the neck. Could this be touching a nerve cause shoulder, arm and upper pain that was not seen on an mri? How can I find out if it is

4 bulging disc in the neck. Could this be touching a nerve cause shoulder, arm and upper pain that was not seen on an mri? How can I find out if it is

Ways to know: Neck pain can lead to muscle spasms and radiating pain. Is it from nerve? If the MRI report discusses neuroforaminal stenosis, then it is possible. Another method is emg/nerve conduction studies from a neurologist or physical medicine provider. ...Read more

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Thenar muscle smaller on dominant hand but completely clean emg and ncs. Should i be concerned or can ths be a normal occurance?

Thenar muscle smaller on dominant hand but completely clean emg and ncs. Should i be concerned or can ths be a normal occurance?

Normal variation: I seems that you have inquired about this with a physician, for you have had an evaluation, looking for a cause. The nerve conduction studies were normal, and if you are asymptomatic, no further evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious heel pain followed by joint pain followed by swelling in a healthy 25-year-old?

What to do if I have serious heel pain followed by joint pain followed by swelling in a healthy 25-year-old?

See a podiatrist: An exam and evaluation is called for. It depends on what joint is swollen. Need to make sure there is no heel fracture. ...Read more

Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Definition)

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Dr. Aaron Haug
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Hand Tremors (Definition)

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