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What type of doctor would you go to for a swollen thumb joint?

What type of doctor would you go to for a swollen thumb joint?

PCP: You should start with your primary care doctor. They will be able to diagnose and treat most causes of thumb swelling. If not, they'll be able to send you to the correct specialist. ...Read more

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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 could you go to for a swollen joint in your thumb?

What kind of doctor could you go to for a swollen joint in your thumb?

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 more

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Qhich type of doctor to go to for a torn ligament in thumb?

Qhich type of doctor to go to for a torn ligament in thumb?

Look for hand surgn: The injury you describe may be within the scope of your local orthopedic surgeon, many orthopedists & some plastic surgeons do additional training in hand surgery & if one is available that would be an additional source of care. ...Read more

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Which kind of doctor would I have to see for my knee pain?

Which kind of doctor would I have to see for my knee pain?

Orthopedic surgeon: Orthopedic surgeon ois a good place to start. Physical medicine or rehab docs can start you off towards diagnosis and recovery as well. See a rheumatologist if there are joints bothering you. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would I see for wrist or hand injury?

What kind of doctor would I see for wrist or hand injury?

Certified Hand Surgn: Try to find a hand surgeon who has specific training and experience in the field. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor do I see for a swollen leg?

Which type of doctor do I see for a swollen leg?

Yours: Your physician is a good place to start, as he/she will know you and your risks/history. If it swells up quickly and or you at having trouble breathing, skip that and go to the er. ...Read more

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What will be prescribed to me if i go to the ER for a serious, painful case of gout?

What will be prescribed to me if i go to the ER for a serious, painful case of gout?

Colchicin and/or Ind: You will be prescribed colchicin and/or i ndomethacin and follow up with you family doctor or rheumatologist for follow up care. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do you see for bump on a joint of pinky finger?

What kind of doctor do you see for bump on a joint of pinky finger?

Hand surgeon: Lumps and bumps of the hand and wrist are best evaluated by a fellowship trained hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What does the doctor need to see to clear a patient for sports after a fractured wrist?

What does the doctor need to see to clear a patient for sports after a fractured wrist?

Healing: There needs to be sufficient healing on clinical exam and xrays to allow the wrist to sustain the stress of whatever sport is desired. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a ...Read more


Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more