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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/22/2005 2:13:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 2:14:36 PM EDT by Q3131A]
I have been having pain in my elbow when I grab and lift something the wrong way. My current insurance doesn't require me to have a referral. What kind of Dr should I look up?
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:17:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 2:18:59 PM EDT by krpind]
Orthopedic surgeon

ETA, The surgeon may require the referral
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:18:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By krpind:
Orthopedic surgeon



+1

Sports medicine specialist might be worth considering (typically also an orthopedic surgeon)
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:23:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Q3131A:
I have been having pain in my elbow when I grab and lift something the wrong way. My current insurance doesn't require me to have a referral. What kind of Dr should I look up?



Q3131A: Hey Doctor, it hurts when I bend my elbow.

Doctor: Then don't bend your elbow.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:23:09 PM EDT
there is a form of "brace" actually a padded arm band worn around the tricept area will help the situation. I am an airframe mech, bowler, MX rider for over 20 years and have had my share of elbow trouble. They say to wear the arm band when working but I found it to be very effective if I just wore it at night and removed it while working hard.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:24:03 PM EDT
They will probably tell you either:

1) It is "tennis elbow" and wait for it go away by itself. or;

2) Don't do that.

In the meantime, lots of people I know have found DMSO to be quite helpful for these kinds of things, and a hell of a lot cheaper than a doctor. Miraculous stuff, in some cases. YMMV.
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