Dr. Michael Lee

Sports Medicine
Seattle, WA
20 years experience male

Locations

Office

Edmonds, WA

Address

7320 216th st sw, Edmonds, WA
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Seattle, WA

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Specialties
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Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English, Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

15 Answers
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
This : This sounds like shin splints. Usually caused by over stress of the medial tibia (shin bone). Stretching the calves will help, having a someone from ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
It : It will usually take a few weeks for the swelling to subside. If you have some arthritis as well as a meniscus tear it can take longer for the fluid ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
If : If you are making steady gains in pt, i would recommend continuing until you are released to full contact activities. At 12 weeks post-surgery you ca... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
It : It will be tough to completely rest the hip flexor and keep up your fitness. You can try some less demanding activities during the "rest" period. Tr... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
Most : Most likely you sustained an ankle sprain. If you have point tenderness in your ankle over your bones that is not going away then i would recommend a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
Hard : Hard to say what to do to make it feel better sooner. It will be important get an x-ray to make sure there isn't a fracture. If the x-ray is negativ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
Did : Did you get an mri? I think an MRI would be helpful to see if there is any sort of mechanical block to your extension such as a loose body (a piece o... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
You : You could have post-traumatic arthritis. Usually, you will see some joint space narrowing on x-rays if that is the case. If the grinding is painful ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
If : If you have so much pain that you can't put weight on your ankle, i'd recommend crutches. If it is not getting better then i would recommend an x-ray... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
If : If your knee is not getting better with rest or if you feel like you have fluid in your knee you may want to get your knee checked out by a doctor. J... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
I : I usually wait at least six weeks, but i prefer 12weeks before having a knee replacement.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
Early : Early physical therapy is very important to obtain full range of motion in your knee after knee replacement. You should expect physical therapy two t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
You : You should test your ankle. First, put your gear on and run some lacrosse drills (non-contact). If you do not have pain and are able to cut and piv... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
The : The first thing to do is get an x-ray to confirm that it is arthritis. If it is arthritis then i would see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss your opti... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
For : For bad ankle sprains i usually recommend a walking boot. Initially, if the pain is too great you can use crutches as well, but with time you can sto... Read More
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Testimonials
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13
Recommendations
28
Thank you notes
Jan 8, 2013
I endorse this doctor.
Dr. Brian Windle
Nov 27, 2012
Dr. Amie Macnab
Nov 27, 2012
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Graduated 2003MD

Awards

Top Sport Medicine Specialist , Second Place, Washington - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Edmonds Orthopedic Center
University of Washington Department of Orthopedics

Publications

Infectious pin complication rates in halo vest fixators using ceramic versus metallic pins
Intramedullary reaming for press-fit fixation of a humeral component removes cortical bone asymmetrically
Adenylate Cyclase-Mediated Forms of Neuronal Plasticity in Hippocampal Area CA1 Are Reduced With Aging
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