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What Kind Of A Doctor Should I See For Joint Pain In My Hand
Several choices: You may see an internist, family physician, or orthopedist. ...Read more
Physiatrist: See a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, physiatrist for short. They can diagnose is this is a wrist issue or a neck issue and use nerve conduction studies and electromyography to help diagnose. Lastly they can also help direct exact physical therapy and/or interventional/surgical care needed. ...Read more
Many: Many types of doctors deal with this problem. Some internists will deal with this. Osteopathic physicians deal with this frequently. The specialists involved include, neurologists, physiatrists, orthopedists and neurosurgeons. Some slipped discs need surgery, many do not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sciatica pain: A pain specialist should be the first doctor you should see. If not already, get an MRI to confirm it is sciatica (piinched nerve that contributes to the sciatic nerve). Regular exercises are necessary and avoid prolonged sitting, slouching and lifting heavy objects in a wrong manner. Use knees and hips while lifting rather than bending down. ...Read more
Trying to figure out the right kind of Doctor to see for a condition. Pain, numbness, tingling in my left arm for about a month now. Neurologist or Rheumatologist?
Your own: If you have a primary care doctor, you can start there. In some states, you can go several times initially to a physical therapist to aee if some guided exercise and treatment helps. Some see a chiropractor. If these evaluations & treatments do not help, you can see a physiatrist, orthopedist, neurologist or a neurosurgeon for a further evaluation and treatment recommendation. ...Read more
Likely PCP / Ortho: As a family physician, i would say your primary care provider (pcp) would definately be a good place to start. From there, you may need to see any number of specialists, if your pcp is concerned. These may include an orthopedist, rheumatologist, or infectious disease specialist. However, it is likely most efficient to see your pcp to get an initial evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Second opinion: I suggest you see both - the key is finding out what wrong and getting treated. ...Read more
Orthopedist: See an orthopedist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pain management: Agood pain management specialist would be your best bet. These docs can be trained either in anesthesiology, physiatry, or neurology. Ask for a board certified interventional pain specialist. They would be able to differentiate between myofascial pain, and intercostal neuralgia. ...Read more
What type of doctor do I see for a neuroma on my wrist. A hand and wrist specialist or a neurologist?
Pain throughout spine and neck, tingling and numbness in hands and feet, twitching and cramps and joint pain. Doctors say it's nothing. Second opinion?
Trying to find out why I have sudden, severe joint pain in the metacarpophalangeal joints of both hands. I have joint pain in my hands, worse in the thumbs. My doctors have no idea what's causing it. Tests for ra, lupus, gout, fifth disease, etc, all have
Left big toe swollen red painful around the outer side &botttom corner of nail.Never had joint pain.Doctor said gout podatrist said ingrown nail.So?
Orthopedist: Or a rheumatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Multiple horrible joint pain. Ra factor negative, sedrate at 26+, Hgb 3.89 and hct at 36.5. Is lupus and RA still possible? See doc soon.
Yes: Typically sacroiliac or si joint pain is best diagnosed and treated by a physician. The physician can help determine the cause of the pain which can be secondary to: inflammation, trauma or an imbalance of forces acting on a joint. The physican can then determine the best treatment for the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have joint pain on fingers after playing the piano. Can't move. Never happened before. Should I see a doc? Pain goes away after break. What is cause
Playing the piano: Hi Maria: Piano can look effortless but improper hand, and arm position can be associated with hand and arm pain. The common injuries include tendon swelling. It is best to have a careful joint examination from your doctor who can then narrow down the likely cause of your pain. Best regards, Nisha ...Read more
1:320 speckled ANA result. what could this indicate. see a rheum Dr in a couple weeks. rash on hands, not itchy, but causes joint pain and is hot.
ANA: The ANA alone is nonspecific, but combined with joint discomfort and rash may point to an autoimmune process. A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you. Appropriate tests will be ordered. It would be nice if you could move your appointment up while skin rash is present. ...Read more
ALT 76 U/L. Have joint pain and mild itching too. Should I wait for a month & try to reduce some fat to see if it lowers or see the doc immediately?
Get lab work done: With the elevated liver enzyme + elevated ANA + symptoms, I am concerned about possible Autoimmune Hepatitis. Other forms of Hepatitis and other biliary tract disease are possible, so I think getting lab work and a physical exam is a better idea than watchful waiting and fat reduction. Please followup with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: Joint pain can be related to trauma and if it does not include a fracture, you can rest the joint, apply ice and use nsaids until it improves. If related to arthritis, then it may be a recurrent problem for you. If the problem persists, then see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been put on prednisone for 2 weeks for joint pain so far i can see its gonna cause heart racing and hi heart rate, when do I call the doctor?
Now: If you are having side effects call dr. Now do not wait. ...Read more
I’m 16 and I’ve had knee joint pain for for a while, mostly in the winter under cold weather. It’s an intense ache. I’m not sure what’s wrong, and I don’t want to see the doctor if it isn’t anything I should be concerned about. Should I see a doctor?
Get it checked out: Hi Margaret, This has been going on for a while so evaluation is necessary. Most doctors are trained to do a simple routine of physical maneuvers that will define the problem. Further workup might include X-ray or MRI. Most knee problems are not surgical and your doctor could point you to effective physiotherapy. ...Read more
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