Doctor Q&A for Dr. Christie Lehman

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christie Lehman
16 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Possibly: Signs such as urinary incontinence, numbness when you wipe, poor balance when walking, progressive weakness along with numbness need to be immediately ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christie Lehman
16 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Have it looked at.: Numbness in the hands is most likely due to nerve irritation or damage. The unknown is where is this occurring. A physician can evaluate you and hel ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christie Lehman
16 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Try a brace: They most common cause of finger numbness is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is in essence a pinching of the median nerve at the wrist. Wearing a suppo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christie Lehman
16 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not a cream: If you are referring to the injectable liquid form, then you may be thinking of Lidocaine or similar anesthetic.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christie Lehman
16 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: Carapal tunnel refers to the "tunnel" through which the median nerve travels as it enters the hand at the wrist. This is a site of compression on the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christie Lehman
16 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Possible disc: If you have a pinched nerve in your back due to a "slipped disc", you may find relief in a position of low pressure on this disc. You may want to try ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christie Lehman
16 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Swolen knee?: At your age, osteoarthritis is certainly a possibility. This may be age-related degeneration of the knee joint. Swelling is not uncommon. Xrays wil ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christie Lehman
16 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
IF it is tendon...: Figure out why you're getting the knee pain. Certain things predispose you to tendonopathy- training errors, foot mechanics, pelvic/hip weakness and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christie Lehman
16 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No.: You should not skip a reasonable course of conservative treatment if you have an intact tendon. This should include avoidance of overuse to start. Pot ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christie Lehman
16 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Neuropathic ankle pa: There are several reasons people can get burning heel pain. Arthritis in the ankles can be a risk for focal nerve impingement at the ankle, but one c ... Read More
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