Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

While you may initially bring your symptoms to the attention of your family doctor, he or she may refer you to an orthopedic surgeon.

What you can do

Before your appointment, you may want to write a list that answers the following questions:

  • Do you have a family history of this problem?
  • What treatments have you already tried? Did they help?
  • What medications and supplements do you take regularly?

What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor may ask some of the following questions:

  • When did your symptoms begin?
  • Have they been getting worse?
  • Is your hand painful?
  • How does the contracture interfere with your day-to-day tasks?
Oct. 24, 2012

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