The “self” diagnostic tool

to the individual Investigation methods


Our new section of the "Self ”diagnostic is aimed at patients suffering from diseases from the field of Orthopedics, how Joint discomfort or Spinal discomfort Suffer.
About our Self-diagnostic should they themselves be enabled to use the Recognize your symptoms, or a certain constellation of symptoms, to narrow down your symptoms and thus to find out the cause of the symptoms, i.e. the disease yourself.
This enables you to competently discuss the treatment of your disease with your treating doctor.

For this purpose, we have presented typical symptoms of common orthopedic diseases organ-specifically.

After creating a supposed diagnosis, most illnesses can be followed up according to the link forwarding (please click on the corresponding heading) and obtain very detailed information on the individual clinical picture.

We specifically address the following people:

  • People who want to prepare for a doctor's visit
  • People with individual joint pain or spinal pain of unknown cause who have not yet consulted a doctor
  • People with supposedly minor complaints.
  • People who question an existing diagnosis and are looking for further explanations or alternative diagnoses.

Please note:

In no case does the “self” diagnostic agent replace a visit to your trusted doctor! We also make no claim to the completeness of the differential diagnoses presented. We assume no liability for the correctness of the self-diagnosis you have made!

We strictly reject any form of self-therapy without consulting your doctor!

Appointment with ?

I would be happy to advise you!

Who am I?
My name is dr. Nicolas Gumpert. I am a specialist in orthopedics and the founder of .
Various television programs and print media report regularly about my work. On HR television you can see me every 6 weeks live on "Hallo Hessen".
But now enough is indicated ;-)

In order to be able to treat successfully in orthopedics, a thorough examination, diagnosis and a medical history are required.
In our very economic world in particular, there is too little time to thoroughly grasp the complex diseases of orthopedics and thus initiate targeted treatment.
I don't want to join the ranks of "quick knife pullers".
The aim of any treatment is treatment without surgery.

Which therapy achieves the best results in the long term can only be determined after looking at all of the information (Examination, X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, etc.) be assessed.

You will find me:

  • Lumedis - orthopedic surgeons
    Kaiserstrasse 14
    60311 Frankfurt am Main

You can make an appointment here.
Unfortunately, it is currently only possible to make an appointment with private health insurers. I hope for your understanding!
For more information about myself, see Lumedis - Orthopedists.

To the diagnostic

Using our “Self” diagnostic agent is simple. Follow the respective link offered, the location and description of the symptoms of which best suits your symptoms.

Where is your pain?

Pain in the knee

The knee joint as the link between the upper and lower leg represents the largest joint in humans. As you can see from the picture, the structure of the knee joint consists of a complex ligament and capsular apparatus. In the picture on the right you can see the cruciate ligaments (drawn in green and red).

There are many injuries to the knee joint. The injuries can affect the bones as well as the cartilage and connective tissue (tendons and ligaments). A targeted interpretation and examination of the symptoms is essential for the diagnosis.

Here you can find more information about the possible causes of your knee pain.

Hip pain

The hip joint represents the link between the upper body and the legs. The femoral head is embedded in the caudal socket of the pelvis, which can also be seen in the picture on the right. In order to prevent dislocation, the hip joint is protected from the strongest of the body's own ligaments.
There are many injuries to the hip joint. The injuries can affect both the femoral head and the acetabulum, as well as the cartilage and connective tissue (tendons and ligaments). A targeted interpretation and investigation of the pain (symptoms) that occur is therefore essential for a meaningful diagnosis.

Further information can also be found at: Hip pain

Shoulder pain

The shoulder joint is the most flexible joint in the human body. As a ball joint, it is capable of three-dimensional movements. In addition, the shoulder joint is surrounded by a large number of muscles and extremely resilient ligaments and can withstand enormous forces, so that there are hardly any restrictions in terms of mobility.
Not least because of its enormous functions, the shoulder joint is (more) susceptible to injuries and pain.

Further information is available from: Shoulder pain

Pain in the spine

The spine supports the human body, carries the head as well as the trunk and the upper limbs and is ultimately responsible for the upright gait of the person. It is composed of 33 or 34 vertebrae, which are divided into cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae as well as the sacrum and tail vertebrae.
Between the individual vertebrae are the intervertebral discs and the associated ligaments that strengthen and connect the structure of the spine.

Due to the complex structure of the spine, spinal pain can have very different causes.

Further information is available from: Pain in the spine