While you may initially consult your family physician, he or she may refer you to a doctor who specializes in musculoskeletal medicine, such as someone in sports medicine or orthopedic surgery.
What you can do
You may want to write a list that includes:
- Detailed descriptions of your symptoms
- Information about medical problems you've had
- All the medications and dietary supplements you take
- Questions you want to ask the doctor
What to expect from your doctor
Your doctor probably will ask some of the following questions:
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- When did the injury occur and how exactly did it happen?
- Did you feel a popping or tearing sensation?
- Does any particular motion or position ease or worsen the pain?
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