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What is a doctor that specializes in hands?

What is a doctor that specializes in hands?

An orthopedic hand surgeon has been specially trained to diagnose and treat problems of the hand, wrist, and forearm, and many are also experts in caring for shoulder and elbow issues.

Who should I consult for hand pain?

Orthopedic specialists work with other members of your healthcare team to provide comprehensive care, so you can get relief from chronic hand pain.

What is the hand equivalent of a podiatrist?

Clearer Root: As a term, “podiatry” more accurately describes foot and ankle care than “chiropody”. “Chiropody” is made up of two roots – “chiro” which means hands, and “pod” which means foot in Greek. The roots of “podiatry” come from “pod” and “iatros”, which means “physician” in Greek.

How is hand pain diagnosed?

Symptoms may include:

  1. Trouble gripping objects with the hand(s)
  2. Pain or numbness in the hand(s)
  3. “Pins and needles” feeling in the fingers.
  4. Swollen feeling in the fingers.
  5. Burning or tingling in the fingers, especially the thumb and the index and middle fingers.

Should I go to podiatrist or orthopedist?

As a general guideline, if you have an injury, condition, or symptoms affecting your foot or ankle health, it’s best to see a podiatrist. If you have an injury, condition, or symptoms affecting any other part of your musculoskeletal system, it’s best to see an orthopedic physician.

How do I know if I need to see a rheumatologist?

You may want to see a rheumatologist if you:

  • experience pain in multiple joints.
  • have new joint pain not related to a known injury.
  • have joint or muscle pain accompanied by fever, fatigue, rashes, morning stiffness, or chest pain.
  • have muscle pain with or without other symptoms.

Can a orthopedic doctors treat nerve damage?

Orthopedic doctors and surgeons specialize in the spine and joints, which affect the whole body, so they are highly skilled in addressing pinched nerves and their effects on various parts of the body.

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