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I have a hard bump on my wrists what type of doctor should I see for it?

I have a hard bump on my wrists what type of doctor should I see for it?

Ortho most likely: May be a bony condition or a ganglionic cyst, both of which most orthopedic physicians can take care of. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do you see for a wrist drop?

What type of doctor do you see for a wrist drop?

Hand surgeon: Best to have the condition evaluated by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I hurt my wrist and now my little finger pops when I close my wrist, should I go see a doctor and if so what type of doctor?

I hurt my wrist and now my little finger pops when I close my wrist, should I go see a doctor and if so what type of doctor?

Trigger finger?: This sounds like a trigger finger. Sometimes in more severe cases the finger gets 'stuck' and straightening it out is painful. If it is just clicking, it might resolve by itself. A cortisone injection can be very helpful (orthopedics or rheumatology), but you can probably wait and see. ...Read more

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I'm having a frequent wrist pain (right hand) since around 6 to 8 months; what type of specialized doctor should I see & what could it be related to?

I'm having a frequent wrist pain (right hand) since around 6 to 8 months; what type of specialized doctor should I see & what could it be related to?

See a Hand surgeon: With the limited history and no examination, it would not be possible to give you an answer - your best option is to see a hand surgeon. If necessary, s/he will order baseline x-rays and then more specific investigations like ct scan. Sometimes arthroscopy is carried out for wrist joint washout and trimming of debri if indicated. ...Read more

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I have mild carpal tunnel. Doctor says I need a wrist brace. I have tremors in my pinkies. What type and/ or brand of wrist brace do you recommend?

I have mild carpal tunnel. Doctor says I need a wrist brace. I have tremors in my pinkies. What type and/ or brand of wrist brace do you recommend?

See below: The proper splint for carpal tunnel syndrome is called a neutral wrist splint. This keeps the wrist in a so called neutral position, no flexed or extended. The splint should be worn at night all night. If the symptoms do not improve after 6 weeks, daytime wear as well can be tried. If no improvement, other approaches in include cortisone injections and surgery if it worsens. Weight loss also helps. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do I see for a neuroma on my wrist. A hand and wrist specialist or a neurologist?

What type of doctor do I see for a neuroma on my wrist. A hand and wrist specialist or a neurologist?

Hand Specialist: In this case, an orthopedist who specializes in hands, or a plastic surgeon who focuses on hands. Many cities have groups of hand specialists, and these docs can address your neuroma. ...Read more

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What type of doctor must I see for? A tremor in a hand?

What type of doctor must I see for? A tremor in a hand?

Primary care: As with any concedrn the first person to see is your primary care doctor. There are many things, not all neurological, that can cause tremor of the hands. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats arm, shoulder and hand pain?

What type of doctor treats arm, shoulder and hand pain?

Variable: Usually a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, although other non surgeons and general orthopedic surgeons do. ...Read more

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What type of doctor would I go see for arm, shoulder and hand pain?

What type of doctor would I go see for arm, shoulder and hand pain?

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 primary care physician to rule out emergency. ...Read more

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I feel slight tingling sensation on the tip of my right hand fingers. What can that be from? What type of doctor can treat me?

I feel slight tingling sensation on the tip of my right hand fingers. What can that be from? What type of doctor can treat me?

Depends: Based on the other information that you provided - Leg numbness, Leg tingling, Sciatica, it sounds like you may have a spinal condition affecting the neck and the lumbar spine. Would recommend seeing a neurologist and perhaps even a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a small object in my right hand middle finger which moves if I press it from sideways. I am what type of doctor should I consult?

Synovial cyst?: This sounds like a synovial cyst which is a benign bulging of the membranes around tendons in your hands.
A good orthopedic surgeon or a specialized hand surgeon is best ...Read more

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Read about 40 YO male who grew 2 inches taller. Doctor suggested Xray of hand to check bone conditions. What type of conditions would they look for?

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Read about 40 YO male who grew 2 inches taller. Doctor suggested Xray of hand to check bone conditions. What type of conditions would they look for?

Acromegaly: A growth hormone secreting pituitary tumor would cause acromegaly in an adult and gigantism in a child. There are radiographic findings on a hand radiograph of acromegaly such as enlarged pisiform bone. A GH secreting pituitary tumor should not cause increased height in an adult unless the person had some other rare metabolic bone disease in which the physeal growth plates were still open. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I visit for hand and arm numbness that is the result of repetitive motion at work?

What type of doctor should I visit for hand and arm numbness that is the result of repetitive motion at work?

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 avoid surgery.

Good luck! ...Read more

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Can doctors make my wrist wider?

Can doctors make my wrist wider?

No your wrist: Can only get wider if you gain a lot of weight, which isn't healthy. ...Read more

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Why did the doctor tap my wrist?

Likley to chk nerves: He most likley performed a carpal tunnel test to assess your median nerve function. In addtion he may have performed a tap to check spme of the other nerves in the area. ...Read more

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Broke wrist a little over a month ago and it still hurts, ought I go see a doctor?

Broke wrist a little over a month ago and it still hurts, ought I go see a doctor?

Yes: You need to find out
1 is it healing properly
2 do you need to change the treatment
3 what is the time frame
4 what activity can you do or not do safely
5 much more

honestly... What did you thing someone would tell you here? ...Read more

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I have recently endured a wrist injury, I need advice. Work or not? Typing causes more pain

I have recently endured a wrist injury, I need advice. Work or not? Typing causes more pain

Type with a splint: Wrist injuries can be a real problem. They should be evaluated by a hand surgeon to rule out a ligament tear. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, is it possible to increase wrist power? If yes, then please suggest few ways for it.

Hello doctor, is it possible to increase wrist power? If yes, then please suggest few ways for it.

Exercise: Wrist exercises will strengthen the power of the wrist. Wrist extension and flexion exercises with light weights or rubber bands are very helpful to strengthen the muscles. You do not need heavy weights as the wrist muscles will fatigue easily leading to improper form and possible injury. ...Read more

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I don't know what I was thinking but I had a panick attack and I cut my wrists and I'm afraid to let my doctor see.?

I don't know what I was thinking but I had a panick attack and I cut my wrists and I'm afraid to let my doctor see.?

Call 911: If you are actively bleeding call 911. If the issue is resolved tell your doctor the truth, otherwise you can not expect that he without full knowledge can help you if you have problem again. ...Read more

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I got my wrist cut. Doctors said I was lucky that I didn't cut an important tendon, but I did cut one. So they just stitched me up. Is it normal?

Palmaris longus: The palmar is longus is a tendon that has no motion function like others in your wrist, but is thought to help stabilize the wrist. It is commonly harvested for use in tendon or other reconstructive surgery. If this is all you cut, you are lucky! The median nerve and other important tendons that would impair finger flexion could have easily been cut. Major problem! Lucky it wasn't a deeper cut! ...Read more

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Had an 8lbs ball jam my wrist back workingout Sat. Still painful, stiff hard to write. What should I do to heal it? Should I see a doc or let it heal?

Had an 8lbs ball jam my wrist back workingout Sat. Still painful, stiff hard to write. What should I do to heal it? Should I see a doc or let it heal?

Have it checked: Have your wrist examined. There are many tendons over your wrist. Your doctor will examine them and give you advice about returning to activity. All the best. ...Read more