Finger, Hand, and Wrist Injuries
Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the
- What are your main symptoms?
- How long
have you had your symptoms?
- How and when did an injury occur? How
was it treated?
- Have you had any injuries in the past to the same
- Was your injury evaluated by a doctor? What
was the diagnosis?
- How was your injury treated?
- Do you
have any continuing problems because of the previous injury?
- What activities, related to sports, work, or your
lifestyle, make your symptoms better or worse?
- Do you think that
activities related to your job or hobbies caused your
- What home treatment measures have you tried? Did they
- What nonprescription medicines have you tried? Did they
- Do you have any
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 11, 2012
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