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Dr. Jason Torrente

Family Medicine
PA
23 years experience male

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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It varies: On average, it may be 4-6 weeks before you return to sport if you have an enlarged spleen. Maybe longer. You will need to have a physician examine you... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Follow up: You should follow up with your spinal surgeon. He/she may be able to determine upon examination if your symptoms are due to the hardware or something ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe: Of all of the antidepressants, zoloft (sertraline) has the least amount of weight gain and is usually weight neutral, that is, no significant weight g... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Be specific: Are you having any other symptoms? Instability? Swelling? History of injury or trauma? If you answer yes to any of those, then you should see your phy... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
High: If you have unprotected intercourse with someone who has HIV (or any std for that matter) the risk is very high. The risk is also very high for pregna... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Get an xray: If the bones in your toes hurt, you should get at least an x-ray. Bones should not hurt to touch. You may benefit from wearing a special boot/shoe t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
R.I.C.E.: For a mild ankle sprain that you are able to place weight on without significant pain you can self treat yourself with r.I.C.E. - rest, ice, compressi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Usually no.: Accutane is a very powerful medication with significant side effects including joint pain. Once you stop the accutane, the joint pains, in your case b... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Variable: For a mild, grade i mcl sprain, recovery can be variable from 4 to 8 weeks. Influencing variables include your sex, age, and other medical conditions... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Go see doctor: If you fell down and contused your wrist, you may need a x-ray to see if there is any acute bony injuries that might need further treatment, such as b... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Need More Info: Is there history of trauma or injury? Is it your dominant hand? Any loss of motion, numbness, tingling or loss of strength? What makes it worse? What ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Tracking Disorder: All joints can make noise. If the noise hurts, that may indicate a problem. Most people without a history of trauma and pain with stairs is usually a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: It depends on which part of the labrum is affected and your activity level. Most labral tears are degenerative and causes intermittent pain. If you do... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Unclear: If you are unable to flex your knee beyond 45 degrees, there may be a mechanical block. You should see a sports medicine specialist or an orthopedist ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No. But...: Gout is due to high uric acid which forms crystals in joints causing pain and inflammation. Avoiding foods that are high in uric acid such as certain ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: Most patients do well with aggressive physical therapy for several months and are able to return to prior level of activity with little or no discomfo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Balanced diet: A well balanced diet will be more healthy. You should select good sources of protein such as lean meats, fishes, and nuts. Avoid saturated fats and ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See an orthopedist: If you are still having pain despite conservative treatment with rehab and medications, then you should see an orthopedist or sports medicine speciali... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Go see your doctor: There is a rapid test that can be performed by your physician in their office. If they do not have it available, then they can perform a throat cultur... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Orthopedic Hand: You should see and orthopedic hand surgeon for wrist and hand injuries.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Stop dyeing: The chemicals from dyeing are damaging your hair and hair follicles. Stoping dyeing and allow your hair to grow naturally and heal.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Need Follow Up: Most people who have microfracture surgery are able to return to sports or intense activities in 4 months, however, recovery is typically slow. For b... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: There may be multiple factors involved. Do you warmup/cooldown and stretch pre and post workout? Are you hydrating enough and eating properly? Are ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Ice and Elevation: In general, ice and elevation can be helpful to address any acute swelling. Over the counter anti-inflammatories such as alleve and Motrin can be hel... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Olecranon Bursitis: Sounds like she may have a little elbow bursitis. It is treated conservatively with padded protection of the olecranon. If it is swollen, it can be as... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Many: There are several symptoms to look out for and depends on the severity of dehydration. Thirst, dry mouth, fatigue, headache, dark urine, and muscle cr... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes but...: You should go through a course of observed physical therapy. This will ensure you are doing appropriate exercises for your shoulder and that you are n... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Ice and elevate: For an acute mcl injury, ice and elevation is helpful. In addition, using an over the counter anti-inflammatory can help as well. If you are having ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: Mild achy pain is not uncommon, however, more severe pain is not normal. You should make a follow up with your orthopedic hand surgeon for a reevalua... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
6-8 Weeks: Bones in general take about 6-8 weeks to heal. Depending the severity of the fracture, it maybe simply treated with cast immobilization or it may need... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Talk to Orthopedics: In general, arthroscopic surgery has a small risk of bleeding and infection. In addition, there is a very small risk of poor outcomes, adhesions, sca... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Be active: Osteoarthritis (oa) is an age related process that everyone will go through. You may develop premature oa if your fracture caused the surface of the ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: A daily total dosage of 1500mg of Amoxicillin for 10 days is appropriate for strep pharyngitis in a 43 year old female.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See a neurologist: A neurologist can assist you in diagnosing nerve disorders. A physiatrist can also be helpful in diagnosis of nerve disorders as many of them perform ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Go see your surgeon!: Most trimalleor fractures are unstable and require surgery. You should not be bearing weight on your broken ankle.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Inflammation: Arthritis is inflammation of a joint or multiple joints. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which is age related. There are other typ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possible nerve: You may have a nerve irritation or entrapment (called a radiculopathy) coming from your neck and/or lumbar spine. You would benefit from imaging studi... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Usually nothing: If you are having audible noises from your knees but it does not cause you pain, swelling, restriction in motion, instability and/or difficulty weight... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Long rehabilitation: Tearing your mcl and acl typically requires surgical repair and extended physical therapy especially if you wish to continue to be physically active. ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Diet & exercise: A low fat, low sodium diet in conjunction with regular aerobic exercise several times a week will help decrease your blood pressure without the need f... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe: You should have an evaluation with an orthopedic hand specialist.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Kidney: You may have an issue with your kidneys. You should see your primary care physician to get appropriate testing done.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Need Hands On: Get hands on by a sports medicine specialist or orthopedist. Many clicks are often related to patellofemoral tracking issues but also may be meniscal ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: Arthroscopy can only help you if you have any structural abnormality like a meniscal tear. Ra is an autoimmune that can prematurally destroy a joint. ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
PCL and LCL: You should have an orthopedic surgeon to see if you would benefit from surgical repair.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Protein: Your muscles require protein to heal itself after intense exercise. In general, your body requires 1-2 grams of protein per kilogram gram weight. Fo... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hydrate: Water. You should drink at least a 8 oz glass of water before exercise. You should also be drinking water during exercise especially during endurance ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See a physician: You should not have sharp pain in your elbow. You should see an orthopedists or a sports medicine specialist for further investigation.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe: Arthritis can be due to wear and tear (osteoarthritis) or autoimmune disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis. If you have ben ruled out for any autoimmu... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See an orthopedist: You may have a neuropathy. You should see an orthopedists or a sports medicine specialist for further investigation as you may need additional testing... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Torrente is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Torrente is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jan 31, 2012
the info i got from this dr was sound and quick response time
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Did surgery on the other knee, got 10 years out of an ACL replacement. Hoping to get by without surgery. Using recumbent exercise bike at home and trying to lose weight. Fingers crossed! Thanks so muc...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! I appreciate your help and will definitely seek more medical attention
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I suspected and other people I know have suspected.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine, NJ
Graduated 1999MD

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