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Dr. Robert Palumbo

Sports Medicine
Allentown , PA
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Allentown , PA

Address

250 Cetronia Road, Suite 303, Allentown , PA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

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About

Bio

US Soccer Woman's National Team Physician NFL Players Association Second Opinion Physician Philadelphia Phillies Team Physician Iron Pigs, Phillies AAA Affiliate Head Team Physician Muhlenberg College Head Team Physician Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certified, Sports Medicine

Specialties
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Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

45 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Persistent injury: Truly depends if you are describing a dislocation of the patella(kneecap) or a true dislocation between the femur and tibia. These are 2 very differen... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
ACL tears don't heal: Acls rarely partially tear. However, all acl tears do not require surgery. Depending on recreational or work activity requirements, good rehabilitatio... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
EccentricConcentric: When you lower your body to the floor, this is considered an eccentric exercise, where you're applying the load and lengthening the musculotendonous u... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
May not be strain: Injuries to the proximal metatarsal and to the carpal metacarpal joint are often not simple sprains but, can be associated with fractures to the bones... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
A Neurologist: Post concussion symptoms can be as simple as an occasional headache with studing to significant cognitive diablities. A neurologist is usually the fir... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Depends on rigidity: The problem with high arches is that the pressure can be shifted to the later side of the foot and increase stress on both the bony and ligament outs... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
ITB FrictionSyndrome: If pain is lateral over the hip, it is usually due to a tight iliotibial band rubbing on the prominent greater trochanter of the hip. This can lead to... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Fixation/protection: Typically clavicle fractures that require surgery are fixed rigidly with and platr and screws. This allows for better correction of displacement and e... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Depends on severity : High ankle sprain(has) is a different injury than a routine lateral ankle sprain, in both mechananism of injury and time to healing.Has usually occurs... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Could be pain meds: Narcotic pain medicine prescribed after surgery often cause stomach upset. Can cause nausea, abdominal cramping and constipation. If you have not move... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Use appropriately : Creatine is naturally found in the body and is important in the process of supplying the energy for muscles to work.When used appropriately, can be he... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Time to see Doctor: There are many possible causes of you pain. It can be primarily from the spine either from a stress fracture in a vertebrae or a problem in a disc. Bo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Unusual at 38 y.o.: Growth plate fractures occurs in preadolescent, adolescent and teenage individuals before their growth plates close. They can be displaced or non disp... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
May help w/ recovery: Taking supplemental protein is most effective in the first 20 to 30 minutes after a workout. Don't forget, fluid replenishment is very important as we... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Discuss with Doc: Lumps on you legs at 36 weeks of pregnancy could be either prominent fatty collections call lipoma or from prominent veins or varicosities. Elevation ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Relative rest: Heel pain can describe many conditions. Heel pain on the bottom of the foot associated with activities is caused by plantar fasciitis. This is an infl... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Fixation of bone: Fracture of the clavicle, or collarbone , is a very common fracture. A majority of these fractures can be treated closed, or non operatively. When the... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Needs evaluation now: Flexor tendonitis of the forearm is quite common and will often initially respond to relative rest , ice, nsaids and at times splinting of the wrist a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Depends on Arthritis: Many people of 57yo will have finding of damage to the meniscus on MRI even if they have no clinical pain. However, in the absence of significant arth... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Calf raises: The exercises usually involves a downward motion of the foot and ankle against progressively increasing resistance . Toe raises with body weight and t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
It's a great workout: So much can be done with so little. You can essentially work out every muscle group with the right combination of weights. Start with a pair of 2.5lb... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
More likely ACL Tear: Injury of the knee associated with a "pop" at the time of injury is most often associated with an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament. This injur... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Knee pain: These are two very different problems.When a piece of cartilage gets stuck under your kneecap you will have a locking or catching type problem. You co... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Check with GYN: With symptoms lasting with long, i would recommend an evaluation with a gynecologist first. There are many possible cause of this type of pain but the... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Should be fine: Most pediatric fractures heal without future consequence. As long as the x-ray notes good alignment and the injury is immobilized for the appropriate ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Depends on injury: Groin injuries can be from many sources, a muscle strain, a tendon tear, an injury inside the actual ball and socket joint of the hip or even a hernia... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Your headache is your symptom: Concussion don't just happen with a direct blow to the head. It has to do with a sudden change in the direction of the movement of your head. The soft... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Shoulder Injury: This could be any number of problems.If it's more on the top of the should may be a problem to York from Radokovitch your joint.If the problem it is m... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Calf raises: If surgery was done to fix a "calf muscle", it was probably really an achilles' tendon tear. Tears are usually treated by reapproximating the tore en... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Low impact activity: If pain persist after micro fracture surgery, it can often mean the surgery fail to form the fibrocartilage "patch" it was intended to do. Viscosuppli... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Common in runners: Ammonia comes from the breakdown of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. It is made up of hydrogen and nitrogen . The body breaks down protei... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Water and carbs: The most important thing to start with is good hydration before, during and after your morning workout. Simple carbohydrates before that workout is im... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Cutting it close: A true grade 2 tear of a hamstring involves actual separation of muscle tissue and bleeding and subsequent inflammatory response locally. This can oft... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Plyometric exercises: Plyometric exercises are exercises based on exerting the maximal force in as a short period of time as possible. The goal is increasing speed and powe... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Check w/OB/GYN first: As long as you are having a healthily, uncomplicated pregnancy, there is really no reason that most non-contact athletic activities need to be avoided... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
See a physician now: Swelling and pain in the upper arm lasting "a couple of months" is by no means a finding that should be observed without a defined diagnosis.This can... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Depends on tear: This really depends on what muscle was involved and what grade of tear (strain) is involved. Rather than immobilization, gentle mobilization exercises... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Depends on the graft: There are many variables when it comes to acl grafts. Often has to do with a availability and demand of the particular type. (econ 101). Soft tissue g... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Calisthenics often involve simple exercises, usually using ones own body weight in an often rhythmic motion, that can increase both strength and aerob... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
More stress downhill: It is not uncommon for someone who may have some early arthritic changes underneath their kneecaps to feel more pain descending stairs or going downhi... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Probable Bruise: Simply falling on the knee and striking it on the ground, without a twist is more likely to cause a superficial contusion ( bruise) than significant ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Its the total amount: If you place 30grams of protein in 8 oz of water and drink it completely, it is the same as mixing 30 grams of protein in 12 oz of water and drinking ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Sprained or bruised: If the pain is truly dull, and there is minimal swelling and full pain free motion of the joints of the fingers knuckles and wrist, there is little ch... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Should see Doc SOON: These symptoms can be from any number of causes from simple allergic response to significant systemic disease . You should see a family physician, int... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
AC Joint injury: Acromioclavicular injuries are very common in contact sports.This injury occurs where the collarbone meets the shoulder blade on the top of the should... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Palumbo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Palumbo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful. I have had it sprained for 2 weeks now and still feels the same
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Question is very similar to mine. Answer was very informative.
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I had this surgery about 3 weeks ago. I want to go boarding next wknd

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Residency

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Sports Medicine Specialist , First Place, Pennsylvania - Summer
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

OAA Orthopaedic Specialist
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