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 following questions:
- 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
area? Do you have any continuing problems because of the previous
- 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 symptoms?
- What home
treatment have you tried? Did it help?
- What nonprescription
medicines have you tried? Did they help?
- Were alcohol or illegal
drugs involved in your injury?
- Do you have any
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
September 19, 2012
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