What do I need to know before answering this question?
- Your age
- Your trauma story
- Duration of pain; new onset, prolonged
- Your pain character
- When you are in pain; day, night, continuously
- Factors that increase and decrease your pain
- Other concomitant diseases
- Other accompanying findings; swelling, redness, weight loss, fever
It would not be possible for me to give you healthy information without knowing many information such as.
After receiving the answers to these questions, there will be examinations I will ask you according to the preliminary diagnosis I think.
For example, if you are over 65 years of age and you suddenly develop a swelling in your knee, there is no history of trauma, there is pain, but you do not have complaints such as fever, fatigue, weight loss, the preliminary definition will be gout or pseudogout, and I will need to order your direct radiograph and blood tests. In this case, knee MRI will not be very useful for me to reach a diagnosis in the first stage.
Your responsibility as a patient is to convey the correct information. After receiving your complaints and history in detail and performing your examination, we set out to create the correct diagnosis and treatment plan.
Strong communication between the physician and the patient during the treatment process is necessary for recovery. The first thing to be ensured in this process is mutual trust.
Let me ask Uncle Google, read, tell my neighbours and relatives, be examined by a physician and then go to the second or third physician and get his/her opinion…..
I went to doctors, I couldn’t be cured, if that wasn’t enough, let me have it read, let me also have leeches/jacamat…..
You cannot be cured by going from doctor to doctor.
Treatment begins when you listen to what the physician says, understand and apply it.
Sometimes healing in pain takes time, our body has the capacity to repair itself. If we support our body with behaviours that support healing, the healing process is shortened.
Each patient is special, there are many diagnosis and treatment options. If one treatment was good for everyone and cured everyone, there would be no need for a doctor.
The road to recovery is a process to be followed with a physician who listens to you and who you think understands you. Some people have a shorter, faster recovery, others take years.
See you in good health.