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What Type Of Doctor Would Help Me For Wrist Issues
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
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
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
Both my wrists ache, all the way to my thumbs. They get weak, numb worse at night and waking up in the morning. What type of doctor should I see?
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
What type of doctor do I see for a neuroma on my wrist. A hand and wrist specialist or a neurologist?
Variable: Usually a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, although other non surgeons and general orthopedic surgeons do. ...Read more
Hi, I have a small burn on my hand that's barely noticeable, however, I would like to get surgery to remove it. What type of doctor should I consult?
BURN INJURY: Bury Injury with scaring is best evaluated by a plastic surgeon with burn treatment expertise. ...Read more
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?
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?
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
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
What type of doctor should I visit for hand and arm numbness that is the result of repetitive motion at work?
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Not unless she: Is having problems with the wrist!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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honestly... What did you thing someone would tell you here? ...Read more
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
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
I haven't been straining my wrist though, this pain basically came out of no where. I have been typing a lot recently.
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
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
I'm getting a sharp pain in the left wrist associated with exhaling? Please, I need more doctors opinions or if anyone has heard similar cases? Thanks
Sorry: I know of no connection with pain in the wrist and exhaling. ...Read more
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