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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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What kind of doctor treats hand wrist joint pain?

What kind of doctor treats hand wrist joint pain?

Many!: Many specialists are expert: rheumatology; orthopedic surgeons; physiatry; plastic hand surgeons. But a good pcp can do the trick.

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Type of doctor to see for joint pain?

Type of doctor to see for joint pain?

Depends: Depends on what joint is affected. The options are the internist or orthopaedic or rheumatologist.

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What type of doctor for foot joint pain?

What type of doctor for foot joint pain?

Orthopedist or podia: An orthopedist, preferably an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist, or a podiatrist would be the two usual choices.

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Sacroiliac joint pain. Do I need to see a doctor?

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.

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Sacroiliac joint pain for past couple days. Should I see a doctor?

Sacroiliac joint pain for past couple days. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: It is difficult even for an experienced clinician to determine whether someone's back pain is coming from the sacroiliac joints, the ligaments, tendons, or overlying muscles. Once a doctor determines what the cause of your pain is, an appropriate treatment can be planned.

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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

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

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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?

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.

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How long can I wait with joint pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with joint pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

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.

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Should I see a doctor I have a temp of 98.3, I feel light headed, my entire body hurts its mucle pain and joint pain, my head wants to crumble, my throat has a clentchy hurting pain, I have lots of mucus, my nose goes from runny to clogged and back again,

The: The short answer is, of course, "yes-you should see a doctor." without insurance, though, it becomes a more difficult answer. There are a few things that make it more important to see a physician. If you are getting dehydrated, you may need IV fluids. If you have a high fever (not with your current temperature) that does not come down with tylenol (acetaminophen) or anti-inflammatories, you could have a more severe infection. If you have trouble breathing, you may have pneumonia. Depending on your age, you could also have mononucleosis, in which case your liver and spleen need to be checked. Assuming you saw your mother recently, you could have what she had. However, there are many different strains of flu and some are more dangerous than others. Depending on your age and family history, the chest tightness you are having could be concerning for a heart attack. You will have to decide the risks of waiting it out to see if you get better vs. The risks of missing something serious that is best treated early. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of resources to provide medical care and it is expensive. But also think about the costs of not seeing a doctor.