Before anyone says anything, I am NOT asking for medical advice. I know better.
My 16 year old daughter has problems with frequent joint popping - not on purpose, multiple times of day/night, audible & with pain/discomfort.
I suspect at least part of the problem is something I found online this week called Snapping Hip Syndrome, or dancer’s hip, but I want to take her to a doctor because there is pain/discomfort involved, and that’s not something I want to home diagnose or treat.
My question is this: which type of specialist would be the most appropriate for her symptoms (popping joints, not restricted to her hip region), a rheumatologist or a sports medicine orthopedist?
At this point I’m leaning towards rheumatologist, but I don’t want to waste our time going to the wrong type of doctor for the problem, and we’re in the process of trying to find her a new family physician.
Thanks for any help, guys.