Has anyone seen a sports med doc?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Cromwell, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    I thought I may try one as they seem to know an awful lot about the body, muscles etc., and they treat people other than athletes for sure. Just wanted some feed back.
  2. Bailey-smom

    Bailey-smom New Member

    he helped quite a bit. He ran the EMG that found my nerve damage in my legs and helped me work though that with exersize and medication.

    I hope you can find help
  3. tngirl

    tngirl New Member

    The doctor that diagnosed me was a physical medicine specialist (physiatrist). He helped me with physical therapy and also prescribed a TENS unit that helps with the pain. He does believe in as little drugs as possible but will prescribe pain meds as needed. He is a very understanding doctor and I feel fortunate to have him in my corner.

  4. saphire27

    saphire27 New Member

    hey, i've never thought of that, thats an excellent idea. I want to look into that as well. Makes alot of sense doesn't it?!

    Let me know how it goes. I'll search for one myself soon too.

    hugs, Angela
  5. laspis1

    laspis1 New Member

    I have seen one few years ago. Did physical therapy and massage. At some point he wanted to give me novocaine injections into the trigger points but i did not agree to that. I have had some bed reactions to some medicines and I was not comfortable with it. I think that this was the end of his rope and what he was able to do for me, but the phys therapy and massage have helped for a while. Try it and see.
  6. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    Saw him today. He was very nice but started off saying we were 45 minutes late, then apologised when we told him we had been sitting in waiting room till nurse showed us in. He therefore was a bit rushed. Very nice. Knowledgeable. Was MD as well by the way. He thought it was probably the CFS/FM as he ruled out other causes. Said it was nthing dangerous. One thing though, I notice none of the doctors ever touch the body these days? Even with my little boy who has arthritis, they never touch his legs. I would have thought it was essential to feel the muscles and bones, wouldn't you? So no better or worse than anyone. He was pleasant, if rushed. See Rheumy in March, I will ask him why not if he does not touch me.
  7. Bailey-smom

    Bailey-smom New Member

    I don't even change into a gown when I see the dr any more. It just seems weird.

  8. mariee

    mariee Member

    I did see a sports doc for awhile. Very nice man....very knowledgeable about the body and sports injuries...but not too much about illness.
    Sent me to a Physical Therapist...very knowledgeable about sports...not illness.
    So I was given treatment for an injury...not addressing FM. I had many flare-ups during treatment...and finally asked if they knew much about illness. A sports center is for sports injuries, IMHO, and I now ask for someone who understands illness. I did get help for a frozen shoulder, though..:)
    I wonder about the lack of touch too. I asked my doc about my back...he never touched anything...I could have broken something...hmmmm...maybe law suits?[This Message was Edited on 01/25/2006]
  9. tngirl

    tngirl New Member

    mine seems knowledgeable about FMS, does check my tender points. What I like also is, when I have a new ailment,he doesn't just assume "oh, its the fibro". He checks to make sure.

    Yes he does deal with sports injuries a lot. Also people who are recovering from strokes.

    He is compassionate about my fibro as well as the arthritis and degenerative discs. Since I am "stable now"
    I am seeing the nurse practicioner that works with him. He is really nice too, and spends a lot of time with me.

    I think it just depends on the doctor.
  10. katykat24

    katykat24 New Member

    my gp is a sports doctor (and family doctor also) - he tried to rule everything out before diagnosing me as fm- didn't want to misdiagnose incase it was really something else. I originally saw him because I'd had several sport injuries that didn't go away, only go worse - and that was four years ago. He's been very supportive of me the whole way through. I wish everyone could have a doc like him!

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