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What type of physician should I see for hip pain and joint aches?

What type of physician should I see for hip pain and joint aches?

Musculoskeletal M.D: Any physician that is trained in musculoskeletal medicine. This can include an orthopedist or a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist or a rheumatologist. Specifiaclly one that is trained in musculosksletal medicine and if possible fellowship trained. ...Read more

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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Everything seemed to occur over a week's period. Pain in both feet, aching fingers on left hand, knee joint pain, on and odd hip pain, and now I have a pain in left kidney area. Had the runs this morning and feel generally out of it. Any theories what's ha

Everything seemed to occur over a week's period. Pain in both feet, aching fingers on left hand, knee joint pain, on and odd hip pain, and now I have a pain in left kidney area. Had the runs this morning and feel generally out of it. Any theories what's ha

Lots of symptoms: Flu? Do you have any history of autoimmune disease such as lupus or any type of migratory arthropathy? Is there any history of gout? Have you been exposed to tick borne illnesses or an area endemic to tickborne illness is? Do you have any infections, rashes, skin lesions? Do you have weakness or numbness in any extremity? ...Read more

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Which type of physician should I see for hip pain and joint discomfort?

Which type of physician should I see for hip pain and joint discomfort?

Orthopedic surgeon: I assume you have already seen your pcp. If not start there, otherwise an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Severe hip pain for week and a half. Feels like it could be a nerve or joint pain that radiates from my hip/buttock/to upper right leg.

Severe hip pain for week and a half.  Feels like it could be a nerve or joint pain that radiates from my hip/buttock/to upper right leg.

Sciatica: It is very likely you have sciatica. The sciatic nerve can be irritated with by many things. Recommend NSAIDs, exercise and ab strengthening. Sleep and sit on hard NOT soft surfaces. If not better definitive treatment is medrol dose pak and/or PT. ...Read more

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Several tender swollen lymph nodes in neck for 6 weeks each side. Blood test normal. Intense hip pain and knee pain. Is the joint pain related?

Several tender swollen lymph nodes in neck for 6 weeks each side. Blood test normal. Intense hip pain and knee pain. Is the joint pain related?

Possible: 6 weeks of swelling of lymph glands is not the normal thing to occur. This needs to be re evaluated.

At the same time the hip and knee pain can be addressed

Make your apt with your health care provider in the next week if possible. ...Read more

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I have hip pain in both hips, feels like the joints, very tender, aching pain and painful to walk. No noticeable swelling/rash. Any suggestions?

Get checked: It is unusual to get pain in both hips in some one of your age if you over did it then it generally is on one side occasionally some inflammation of the joint or some other immunologic problems can cause pain in joints that are bilateral best to let your doctor to examine you and then decide which tests to order next i hopes this helps. ...Read more

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I've had swollen hard red lumps on my lower legs for a couple of weeks now & severly aching joints (hips, knees & ankles) my ankles are now swollen an?

I've had swollen hard red lumps on my lower legs for a couple of weeks now & severly aching joints (hips, knees & ankles) my ankles are now swollen an?

Lumps aching joints: F of unknown age or location or medical Hx notes: I've had swollen hard red lumps on my lower legs for a couple of weeks now & severly aching joints (hips, knees & ankles) my ankles are now swollen an? ANS: Many things can do. Do u live with ticks carrying Lyme disease? Are you in age range/location for acute rheumatic fever? Always provide at least this information. See local Dr now. ...Read more

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Finger joint swelling/redness, fever,fatigue, back shoulder hip pain/stiff and muscle aches. ANA pos, RF neg, other tests normal. Possibilities?

Finger joint swelling/redness, fever,fatigue, back shoulder hip pain/stiff and muscle aches. ANA pos, RF neg, other tests normal. Possibilities?

Several things: In young women finger swelling, fever,stiffness, muscle aches,other joint pain can be the onset of lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA test does not have to be positive). Other less common connective tissue diseases and even some infections can do this. A Rheumatologist should be able to work this out. Not all tests are positive early. ...Read more

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Why won't my doctors test me for a joint infection with my hip pain?

Why won't my doctors test me for a joint infection with my hip pain?

Rare : Infection in a non-replaced joint is extremely rare in adults. It is not indicated. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I see for hip pain?

Which type of doctor should I see for hip pain?

Several: Your family doctor, a rheumatologist, an orthopedic surgeon amongst others. ...Read more

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Pain in hip joint right leg, also aching in lower right leg for a week. I am 60, have diabetes. Lower leg aching in front, to outside of shin-bone.?

Sciatica?: You may be suffering from sciatica, that is, leg pain from a lumbar spine problem. Other diagnostic possibilities include diabetic neuropathy(amyotrophy), or vascular problems. If these symptoms persist or are associated with fever, weight loss, or other symptoms, you should consult with your physician. ...Read more

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I hav rt hip joint pain wd lower back ache n left knee difficilty in bent n daily activity suspect to pregnancy NT confirmd yet didn use any anakgesic?

I hav rt hip joint pain wd lower back ache n left knee difficilty in bent n daily activity suspect to pregnancy NT confirmd yet didn use any anakgesic?

Well, well: You didn't say why you think you're pregnant or if your back ache came on with your last menstrual cycle. If your period is late, take a home pregnancy test. If you have risk for ectopic pregnancy get an evaluation immediately at the emergency room. However, more commonly, back ache and knee pain can be a disc problem for which you would see a musculo-skeletal doctor or chiropractor. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should you see for hip pain?

What kind of doctor should you see for hip pain?

Depends: Depends on where the hip pain is located. If in the groin, it is likely the hip joint and that would require rheumatologist or orthopedic evaluation. If low on the side of the pelvis, it could be bursitis. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has complained of hip pain for over a year. Her pediatrician dismisses it. Should we see a pediatric orthopaedic doctor instead?

My 4 year old has complained of hip pain for over a year.  Her pediatrician dismisses it.  Should we see a pediatric orthopaedic doctor instead?

Talk to pediatrician: I would go back to the pediatrician and in a nice way try to explain that this is very concerning to you and would like to get an orthopedic opinion for piece of mind. Multiple visits for this problem at the pediatrician's office will surely make the pediatrician think this does need a referral ...Read more

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At what point should I see a doctor if I have hip pain?

At what point should I see a doctor if I have hip pain?

If it persists: If it persists or worsens over time, it's time to visit your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been feeling more tired and have some hip pain. When should I see the doctor?

I've been feeling more tired and have some hip pain. When should I see the doctor?

Tired and hip pain: Answer is yes. You should see your doctor who will do the examination and order some tests if indicated. Blood test and imaging only if indicated or a trial of meds. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Hip Pain (Definition)

Depending upon who is using the term, hip pain may be limited to pain coming from the hip joint itself, or it can describe pain from a number of different causes in the ...Read more


Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Joint Aches (Definition)

Discomfort emanating from the connection between two bones ...Read more