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Dr. Douglas Roberts MD has treated patients with pain and arthritis for over 20 years, and continues to see patients daily in his own clinic. He is a board-certified Rheumatologist. He is also an assistant clinical professor at the University of California Davis School of Medicine where he teaches medical students and rheumatology fellows as a voluntary attending physician. He has done clinical research on rheumatoid arthritis, and recently published an article on the six warning signs of rheumatoid arthritis.

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We created our Pain Locator as an easy to use online tool to help you find relief from your joint pain, neck pain or lower back pain. Our mission is to educate you about the possible causes of the pain you feel in your spine or joints, and to help you explain your symptoms to your doctor.

how-to-use-itHow to use it

  1. CLICK ON A PAINSPOT

    Use the arrows (lower right corner) to rotate the figure.



  2. ROTATE IF NECESSARY

    Highlight the PainSpot locations with the mouse pointer.



  3. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS

    Take the quiz that appears after you select the PainSpot.

How PainSpot works

Select the painful area
by clicking on it.

Answer a few simple
questions about your pain.

Get instant answers about what
your diagnosis could be.

Common causes of pain in the fingers or wrists include osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and rheumatoid arthritis. Gout is not just a disease of the big toe, but also is known to affect the hand.