- 1 What is a muscle doctor called?
- 2 What doctor deals with muscles and nerves?
- 3 What doctor treats muscles and tendons?
- 4 When should I go to the doctor for muscle pain?
- 5 Which doctor is best for muscle pain?
- 6 Do neurologists treat muscle pain?
- 7 What do doctors prescribe for nerve pain?
- 8 How does a neurologist check for nerve damage?
- 9 What are the symptoms of nerve damage?
- 10 What type of doctor treats leg muscle pain?
- 11 Should I see an orthopedic doctor or a rheumatologist?
- 12 DO orthopedic doctors treat muscle pain?
- 13 What does muscular pain feel like?
- 14 Can a pulled muscle hurt for months?
- 15 Is it good to rub a pulled muscle?
What is a muscle doctor called?
A musculoskeletal physician is a doctor who manages patients with bone, joint and muscle disorders that DO NOT require surgery as part of their management.
What doctor deals with muscles and nerves?
Neurologists are specialists who treat diseases of the brain and spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles.
What doctor treats muscles and tendons?
Orthopedic Specialists and Surgeons What they treat: Injuries and diseases that affect your musculoskeletal system, which includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Many specialize in certain parts of the body like the hips, knees, and shoulders.
When should I go to the doctor for muscle pain?
Get immediate medical care if you have muscle pain with: Trouble breathing or dizziness. Extreme muscle weakness. A high fever and stiff neck.
Which doctor is best for muscle pain?
Specialists who can treat muscle pain, depending on its cause, include:
- Physiatrists, also known as a physical medicine or rehabilitation doctors.
- Orthopedic specialists, medical doctors (MDs) trained to treat musculoskeletal conditions, especially surgically.
Do neurologists treat muscle pain?
A neurologist treats disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscles.
What do doctors prescribe for nerve pain?
Research supports the use of the anticonvulsants gabapentin (Gralise, Neurontin, Horizant) and pregabalin (Lyrica) to help relieve pain caused by damaged nerves.
How does a neurologist check for nerve damage?
By measuring the electrical activity they are able to determine if there is nerve damage, the extent of the damage and potentially the cause of the damage. Frequently the neurologist will recommend common, noninvasive neurological evaluations such as electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) testing.
What are the symptoms of nerve damage?
The signs of nerve damage
- Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet.
- Feeling like you’re wearing a tight glove or sock.
- Muscle weakness, especially in your arms or legs.
- Regularly dropping objects that you’re holding.
- Sharp pains in your hands, arms, legs, or feet.
- A buzzing sensation that feels like a mild electrical shock.
What type of doctor treats leg muscle pain?
Here are some specialists who can treat leg pain and injuries: Orthopedic specialist or orthopedic surgeon. Vascular surgeon. Rheumatologist.
Should I see an orthopedic doctor or a rheumatologist?
If symptoms continue to persist, the rheumatologist will often refer you to an orthopedic surgeon to see if you are a candidate for surgery, usually as a last resort, if no other treatments could alleviate the problem. Visit an orthopedist if you have experienced: Joint or musculoskeletal pain following an injury.
DO orthopedic doctors treat muscle pain?
Orthopedic doctors can help reduce pain This includes muscles, nerves, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and other connective tissue. There are many musculoskeletal conditions and injuries that can cause pain, and often, orthopedic specialists can help reduce or eliminate pain.
What does muscular pain feel like?
What is muscle pain? Muscle pain, or myalgia, is a sign of an injury, infection, disease or other health problem. You may feel a deep, steady ache or random sharp pains. Some people have muscle pain all over, while others have it in specific areas.
Can a pulled muscle hurt for months?
The symptoms of mild to moderate muscle strains usually go away within a few weeks. More severe strains may take months to heal.
Is it good to rub a pulled muscle?
Massage. Therapeutic massage helps loosen tight muscles and increase blood flow to help heal damaged tissues. Applying pressure to the injured muscle tissue also helps remove excess fluid and cellular waste products. A 2012 study found that massage immediately following an injury may even speed strained muscle healing.