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    Quote Originally Posted by retrograde
    Regular GPs are great for diagnosing illnesses and giving medical certificates when you're too hungover to work, but not always so good for sports injuries. Find a doctor who specialises in sports medicine (ie has done additional post-graduate study in sports-related and musculo-skeletal injuries) -- they'll be far more tuned in to diagnosing the kind of injury you're probably carrying, and, unlike regular doctors, they're realistic about your recovery; they know you want to get back to training ASAP and will help you achieve that instead of telling you to take up Tai Chi instead.
    I tried that too.

    Asked my judo coach which doctor I should go see.
    Judo coach asked the SASM.
    The SASM gave a few recommendations from this list.
    I called 'em, but they weren't taking patients.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the advice isn't good, but I've lost a lot of hair trying to put it into practice with little effect.
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    Are you wearing bag gloves or just wraps? I ask due to your comment on gauze under your wraps. If you're working a heavy bag a lot (you're comment on main form of training currently) and only with wraps you're probably asking for trouble. It could be as "minor" as messing up your joint capsules around your knuckles or (as others have already indicated) stress fracturing. Doctor definitely, worse case you may need to see an orthopedist so you get someone who actually takes an adequate look at the problem.

    And even if it's less minor - invest in bag gloves - everyone think's they're a hard ass not using them, but you're just asking for fucked hands in the long term.

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    I didn't mean to infer I was only using hand wraps. I always wear bag gloves or 14 oz boxing gloves as well. I appreciate everyones advice I'm going to take a minimum of two weeks off and only do shadow boxing as far as stand up then go see a doctor if it doesn't let up. I just joined a BJJ gym so I don't mind .

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    Do you have access to a sports orthopedic surgeon?

    If you have one close by, check with the local university's sports medicine clinic; it will usually be stocked with very good physicians who see a lot of sports injuries.

    The other thing you can do is call up the local high school and get a reference from the football or soccer coaches. They'll know who does good work.

    Unless they ONLY do surgeries, they will be happy to see people for general sport-related injuries and prescribe non-surgical treatment if possible (rehab, pills, etc...). Sports medicine is a specialty in itself and if you have access to someone who does it, it is worth it to see them.

    My wife and I train with the wife of a a really good sports orthopedic surgeon and he has been invaluable in keeping us both intact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfritzinger View Post
    If you have one close by, check with the local university's sports medicine clinic; it will usually be stocked with very good physicians who see a lot of sports injuries.
    The university's sports medicine clinic doesn't have any doctors on staff, just physiotherapists and the like. And I can't say for sure whether the ortho they refer the athletes to would see me at all, but I do know with a reasonable degree of certainty that he's not taking patients right now, which puts me back to square 1 - I don't have a doctor who knows anything about sports medicine.

    Quote Originally Posted by sfritzinger View Post
    My wife and I train with the wife of a a really good sports orthopedic surgeon
    Lucky bastard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuss View Post
    And I can't say for sure whether the ortho they refer the athletes to would see me at all, but I do know with a reasonable degree of certainty that he's not taking patients right now
    Referral patients will usually get in to see a physician even if the physician is not accepting new patients; a lot of offices make that exception. Getting a referral from the University's physio's might be a quick in since the university probably sends a LOT of business that way. Can't hurt to try at least. You can also just keep calling to be a pain in the office's ass until you get in to see him/her.

    Between my wife and I, we've had 7 surgeries and we're 32 and 30 respectively (nah, we don't train too hard...). We've done our share of being pains in the asses of several physicians and it has worked out well. We're relentless when it comes to making ourselves well enough to train again. We're just lucky enough (and bastardly enough) to have eventually met up with the best physicians in town. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfritzinger View Post
    Referral patients will usually get in to see a physician even if the physician is not accepting new patients; a lot of offices make that exception. Getting a referral from the University's physio's might be a quick in since the university probably sends a LOT of business that way. Can't hurt to try at least. You can also just keep calling to be a pain in the office's ass until you get in to see him/her.

    Between my wife and I, we've had 7 surgeries and we're 32 and 30 respectively (nah, we don't train too hard...). We've done our share of being pains in the asses of several physicians and it has worked out well. We're relentless when it comes to making ourselves well enough to train again. We're just lucky enough (and bastardly enough) to have eventually met up with the best physicians in town. :-)
    *takes notes*

    Knuckle hasn't been an issue since I stopped doing striking, but I've got knee and elbow ultrasounds coming up, and a clinic doc is referring me to a neurologist. I'll probably be revisiting these issues shortly.
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    Its probably caused by the punching mitss, use a sparring glove instead when doing the heavy bag, sure it will limit its life value but its better then to have fucked up knuckels.

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