Doctor Q&A for Dr. Joel Cooperman

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
46 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Over use: You probable have a minor strain of you calf from over use. Rest, ice, over the counter meds like alleve can help. Should settle down in 3-5 days . ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
46 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Imobilize,rest: you need to get a lace up type ankle brace. Another two weeks of rest would be more helpful. Most ankle sprains will take 2 to 4 weeks to heal if it ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
46 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Similar issues: DDD, stands for degenerative disc disease. It is a condition in which the actual cushion between the vertebrae begins to dry out and shrink. DJD stan ... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
46 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Bulging disc: What you are describing is most likely due to a bulging disc in his low back. Another possibility could be arthritic changes in the spine affecting th ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
46 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical therapy: Scoliosis such as you have may be due to a short leg. A heel lift may help minimize the curve. See an osteopathic physician Who does manual treatment ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
46 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Tight muscles: What you describe could be due to tight muscles in your back or tight hip flexors. When you sit, that muscle tightens up. With your legs bent it is u ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
46 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Knee strain: The body positions and leg motions in bowling put a slightly different stress on the knee joint then does walking. You may have strained the knee mus ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
46 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Muscle tightness: You did not specify if your injury was to a joint or to the muscles. If you have been in active since May 2015, what you are experiencing could be dec ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
46 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Muscle spasm: What you are experiencing is most likely spasm of some of the anterior abdominal wall muscles. They may be reacting to the work you did recently. If y ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
46 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Maybe: Persistent muscle twitching can be due to overuse of the muscle, or irritation of the nerve going to that muscle. If there was no unusual activity to ... Read More
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