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Which kind of doctor do I need to see for this?

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by BiGGieStuFF, Jan 19, 2009.

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  1. BiGGieStuFF

    BiGGieStuFF Member

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    I am having some elbow issues where it seems some very small bone fragments are rubbing up against my ulnar nerve causing a tingling senstation in my fingers and sometimes some numbness. I'm also having some shoulder problems that I believe have come from tennis. What kind of doctor can look at this issue for me and take care of it? I need to look up one today before it gets any worse.

    Thanks
     
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    sports med first..but eventually ortho
     
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    #4 oomp, Jan 19, 2009
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    bypass the middle man.... just see the surgeon who will ultimately need to fix you regardless.

    Anybody surgeon can prescribe the necessary "rehab" that a sports medicine specialist will offer you.
     
  6. bobrek

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    Keep in mind that if you have insurance, you may have to be referred to someone by your primary care physician or clinic.
     
  7. BiGGieStuFF

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    These are the orthopedic surgeons closest to me. Anyone heard of these doctors? Anyone want to refer someone to me? I live close to the Reliant so somewhere close to home would be great.

    3. Daley, Phillip G, MD
    Yes 7401 S Main St
    Houston , TX 77030
    (713) 799-2300
    2 miles
    View Map Surgery - Orthopedic St. Louis University School of Med, 1963
    4. Mathews, Vasilios, MD
    Yes 7401 S Main St
    Houston , TX 77030
    (713) 799-2300
    2 miles
    View Map Surgery - Orthopedic Columbia University Col of Physicians & Surgeons-Ny, 1996
    5. Brinker, Mark R, MD
    Yes 7401 S Main St
    Houston , TX 77030
    (713) 799-2300
    2 miles
    View Map Surgery - Orthopedic Louisiana State University School of Med-New Orleans, 1987
    6. Gugenheim, Joseph J, MD
    Yes 7401 S Main St
    Houston , TX 77030
    (713) 799-2300
    2 miles
    View Map Surgery - Orthopedic Northwestern University Med Sch-Chicago, 1972
    7. Mehlhoff, Thomas L, MD
    Yes 7401 S Main St
    Houston , TX 77030
    (713) 799-2300
    2 miles
    View Map Surgery - Orthopedic Baylor Coll of Med-Houston, 1978
    8. Loncarich, David P, MD
    Yes 7401 S Main St
    Houston , TX 77030
    (713) 799-2300
    2 miles
    View Map Surgery - Orthopedic
     
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    Are they generally doctors?
     
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    Would it be okay to ask if you could give me a ballpark range of how much your surgery costed you? My deductible this year is 2500. I was so stupid to go with the lower health plan this year.
     
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    Dr. Thompson

    This is who did mine. The sugery and doctor's office were both over by the Summit (Lakewood).
     
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    If you go to an orthopedic surgeon first, they are going to want to cut you open. That's what they do, cutters cut.
     
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    I'd have to go back through my paperwork to see the whole cost. I had a $200 co-pay.
     
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    I've got elbow pain myself, and it's really annoying. There is no pain whatsoever when I'm simply moving my arm, but sometimes when I lean on that elbow it causes excruciating, acute pain right on the tip of the elbow. This even happens when leaning on soft surfaces like a bed, pillow, or my own thigh. The strange thing is that it can also be caused by something as insignificant as a the long sleeve of a shirt brushing lightly against the elbow. It's the kind of pain that will stop you in your tracks every time so it really pisses me off.

    I've looked it up and I see tons of stuff about bursitis, but I don't have any of the swelling that comes with that condition. It's very strange...
     
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    That's exactly what I'm feeling. It's just gotten worse which is why i need to have it looked at. I first started to notice it shortly after playing basketball and having landed on my elbow pretty hard. After that it just felt like something was floating around in there. strength was fine movement was fine just every now and then a sharp pain but i didn't have any of the numbness or tingling until now.
     
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    If the evidence supports it, and its the only possibility for a definitive cure, then why not?

    There really is no rehab for bone fragments causing inflammation, pain, and neuropathy. Sure... you may strengthen the muscle/ligaments around the joint to make the symptoms less... but the original problem still exists.
     
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    My ulnar nerve problem stemmed from a fall on my elbow. The tingling was in the ring finger and little finger. It was like I hit my funny bone and the sensation never went away.
     
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    I wouldn't say generally.
     
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    No, most morticians go to a separate training program that is normally 2 yrs long.

    Some autopsies though are done by pathologist who are md's, especially those in questionable cases such as dying during an ortho surgery where they are fixing ur elbow.

    Honestly, the only real cure is surgery. like the others said, if you can see one without the referral do it.
     

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