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What kind of doctor do I need to see to address a myofascial pain problem on my neck and mastication muscles?

What kind of doctor do I need to see to address a myofascial pain problem on my neck and mastication muscles?

Start with PCP: I would start with your primary care doctor for a complete history and physical examination and then can then refer to either PMR, neurology, physical therapy, etc. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What type of doctor should be seen to treat frequent muscle cramping by a type 2 diabetic?

What type of doctor should be seen to treat frequent muscle cramping by a type 2 diabetic?

Muscle cramping: Muscle cramping is a common complaint, and should first be evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Suspect inflammation of a muscle. What kind of doctor should I see?

Suspect inflammation of a muscle. What kind of doctor should I see?

Your generalist: Your primary care physician will decide if there is a need for a specialist. Most muscle conditions are self limited, while few might need specialized care, including a possible biopsy. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should he see for pain on the muscle at your temple?

What kind of doctor should he see for pain on the muscle at your temple?

Primary, neurologist: Initially your primary care doctor. If it continues after his/her treatment recommendations or there are other factors involved, you may need a neurologist. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for muscle cramps?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for muscle cramps?

Start with internist: An internist is a general practitioner. Problem could be caused by medication causing low potassium, not drinking enough fluids, overusage of muscles, a muscle disease such as pmr etc. If internist can't find cause, consider a physiatrist (specialist in entire musculoskeletal system); or rheumatologist (joint and muscle diseases)., generally, drink more water, eat lots potassium rich foods (fruits). ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for muscle spasm?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for muscle spasm?

Family Doc: Usually I go to my family doctor to help me, if could not he will refer to the right specialist. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor to see for muscle strain?

What kind of doctor to see for muscle strain?

Muscle Strain: See an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist. They will be able to evaluate your injury and provide a treatment plan for you. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I consult for a muscle strain?

What kind of doctor should I consult for a muscle strain?

Depends: Different clinicians will have certain bias as to whom you should see first. My recommendation is to get evaluated by someone well versed in the musculoskeletal system. This could include a physiatrist, rheumatologist, or orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist doctor I should see if I am suspecting an internal muscle injury?

What kind of specialist doctor I should see if I am suspecting an internal muscle injury?

Different kinds: The doctors that typically deal with muscle injuries would be orthopedists and physiatrists (specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation). Sports medicine doctors would also be qualified to deal with this. ...Read more

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I am unsure if I have pulled or strained a muscle on the left side of my lower back. Maybe disk related. What kind of doctor should I consult?

I am unsure if I have pulled or strained a muscle on the left side of my lower back. Maybe disk related. What kind of doctor should I consult?

PCP or orthopedics: Consulting initially with your primary care provider is usually the best course of action, however, an orthopedist may need to get involved in your care at some point. Some consultants are not open to self referrals, and securing an appointment with your PCP will possibly be more timely. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind of Doctor should I see if I have muscle weakness in my quadriceps.

What kind of Doctor should I see if I have muscle weakness in my quadriceps.

Sports medicine: Typically we need more history. Was there prior trauma, radicalization or knee arthritis or surgery that caused the weakness? There are other less common possibilities as well. A sports medicine doc or Orthopedist can help with diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hello. I have 5 years problem at my shoulders and neck. The doctors in holland say my muscles are stresst. What can I do?

Hello. I have 5 years problem at my shoulders and neck. The doctors in holland say my muscles are stresst. What can I do?

Tried phys. Therapy?: There are many possible causes of pain in the back of the neck. A doctor can evaluate to figure it out. There could be a muscle strain or spasm, inflammation in the joints or tendons, nerve pain from the spine or on the skin, an outbreak of shingles, etc... If a person is older or otherwise at risk for cancers, the doctor will look for tumors as well. Young people more often have muscle strains. ...Read more

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What type of surgery would a manometery test indicate/rule out? The doctor mentioned cutting a muscle but I'm not sure what this surgery is.

What type of surgery would a manometery test indicate/rule out? The doctor mentioned cutting a muscle but I'm not sure what this surgery is.

Depends on Body Part: What's being measured? Manometry is measuring pressure in a squeezing hollow tube. The most common organ studied is esophagus, to find if it moves food to stomach normally. It is often done in severe heartburn that does not respond to meds, or poor movement of food. Cutting a muscle sounds like a treatment for lower esophagus muscle that doesn't relax normally, achalasia. Contact me for more. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would help evaluate a child who has low muscle tone?

What kind of doctor would help evaluate a child who has low muscle tone?

Pediatrician: Your pediatrician should be able to begin proper evaluation. The specialist would be a neurologist. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I go to if I have muscle pain?

Rheumatologist: Muscle pain can be present for lots of reasons. This can be a muscle problem, a vascular problem, inflammation of the muscles, infiltration of the muscles or even psychological reasons. Your physician can examine you, can do blood and laboratory testing to try to clarify. Sometimes a muscle biopsy is necessary. A Rheumatologist can help guide you and your physician. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would deal with / tendon / joint / and muscle injuries?

What kind of doctor would deal with / tendon / joint / and muscle injuries?

Start wih primary: Care doctor. It would be good to consult your primary care doctor who may be in a better position to determine, whether you need to see a rheumatologist, orthopedist or a physical medicine/rehabilitation doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I see for oblique muscle strain?

Pmr doc for muscles: The obliques are chest wall muscles that assist in breathing. Strain for these can be treated by physical medicine or sports doctors easily. Generally anti inflammatories and possibly muscle relaxants will help initially. Ice pak or massage if very sore will decrease pain. After stabilization, exercises can help prevent further injuries. ...Read more

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I think a hamstring muscle is stuck in a contracted state. What type of doctor can I see for this?

I think a hamstring muscle is stuck in a contracted state. What type of doctor can I see for this?

Ortho/Sports med: An evaluation by an orthopedic or sports medicine specialist would be a good place to start in order to diagnose what sounds like a musculoskeletal problem in your leg. The reasons for leg muscles to cramp can be multiple, and there are other causes for a person to suddenly lose range of motion in the leg which need to be evaluated in the office on examination. ...Read more

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Hi doctor that site is a blessing for us so thank u all anyway I have problem abt my shoulder pain and weakness. Its muscles get stiff in winter?

Discuss with MD: Caused when muscles contract and become tense. Stiff muscles are often reported to be more pronounced and prolonged in the cold weather. Other causes range from having periods of inactivity to exercising, physical labor or playing sports. A medical evaluation is needed for ongoing pain in your shoulder particularly if weakness is associated. ...Read more

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Muscle on calf is wasting away and soft lump is developing, what is it and what kind of doctor do I see sbout it?

Muscle on calf is wasting away and soft lump is developing, what is it and what kind of doctor do I see sbout it?

Muscles do not: Normally "waste away", particularly if the muscle is still in use. So an elderly bed ridden patient may get muscle wasting because they no longer use the muscle. If that is not the case you need to see a doctor. Any lump needs to be evaluated by a medical doctor. I think a good place to start is your internist. ...Read more

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I have really bad muscle knots in my shoulder/neck region. Really painful. What type (s) of Doctor does trigger point injections?

Sequencing: First, get a visit with an osteopathic or physiatrist specialist, and uncover causation. Although TPI's might indeed be useful, other therapeutic interventions might be better, so start with understanding and move to rehab. ...Read more

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What kind of test can show my diaphragm motion (doc suspects it is very contracted and unable to fully relax)because I have general muscle rigidity?

What kind of test can show my diaphragm motion (doc suspects it is very contracted and unable to fully relax)because I have general muscle rigidity?

Diaphragm: Chest xray with inpiration and expiration. Xray with lungs fully inflated- inhale deeply, and x ray with lungs deflated- fully exhaled ...Read more