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I may have tendonitis and/or tenosynovitis in both feet. Should I see an orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist? I've seen both without any luck.

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Dr. Michael Wynn
Podiatry
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In brief: Tendonitis

Both podiatrists and orthopedics are capable of treating this issue.
And, tendonitis or tenosynovitis are not necessarily, easy to treat. It may take a while to resolve the pain.....And, it could require surgery. Get an mri.....And work diligently with your physician... Remember, a doctor is like a coach...He can tell you to shoot free throws, to improve ....But, it is up to you to shoot them.

In brief: Tendonitis

Both podiatrists and orthopedics are capable of treating this issue.
And, tendonitis or tenosynovitis are not necessarily, easy to treat. It may take a while to resolve the pain.....And, it could require surgery. Get an mri.....And work diligently with your physician... Remember, a doctor is like a coach...He can tell you to shoot free throws, to improve ....But, it is up to you to shoot them.
Dr. Michael Wynn
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Dr. David Trettin
Agree w/ above. ORS who specialize in foot and ankle surgery should steer u in the right direction with Tx. Options. Make sure diagnosis is correct.
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In brief: Podiatrist

You need to see a Podiatrist who specializes in sports medicine.

In brief: Podiatrist

You need to see a Podiatrist who specializes in sports medicine.
Dr. Michael Genkin
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Individual strengths

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (dpm) who is qualified by his or her education and training and experience to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.
Practitioners may focus on many different specialty areas, including surgery, orthopedics, biomechanics, sports medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, primary care, and wound care.

In brief: Individual strengths

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (dpm) who is qualified by his or her education and training and experience to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.
Practitioners may focus on many different specialty areas, including surgery, orthopedics, biomechanics, sports medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, primary care, and wound care.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine

In brief: Sports medicine doc

Well, sports medicine docs focus more on sports related injuries such as strain/sprains, tendinitis/tenosynovitis/bursitis etc.
..Some will do surgical management of sports injuries as well. Make sure you get a good eval and follow their recommendations because injuries to foot/ankle takes longer to heal because their huge-weight-bearing responsibilty every step you walk! good luck to you.

In brief: Sports medicine doc

Well, sports medicine docs focus more on sports related injuries such as strain/sprains, tendinitis/tenosynovitis/bursitis etc.
..Some will do surgical management of sports injuries as well. Make sure you get a good eval and follow their recommendations because injuries to foot/ankle takes longer to heal because their huge-weight-bearing responsibilty every step you walk! good luck to you.
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