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Dr. Joseph Gregorace

Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
Bellmore, NY
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bellmore, NY

Address

2570 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY
Directions

Sports Medicine&Spine Rehabilitation,P.C.

Hempstead, NY

Island South Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, P.C.

Bellmore, NY

About

Bio

As a specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabiltation I have special interests in musculoskeletal medicine, chemical pain management and prolotherapy. I also use Osteopathic manual medicine techniques in my practice for various sports medicine injuries.

Specialties
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Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Need evaluation: If you have pain (lower extremity injury) while walking then diagnostic testing may be necessary (i.e. X-rays, mri) to rule out a fracture or a ligam... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Arthritis: It isn't painful to 'pop' knuckles. It isn't advised to do so because chronic 'cracking' of the knuckles could lead to ligament loosening of the joint... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
OA: No. But if you have arthritis in one finger joint you might have it another joint.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Knee pain: This could be chondromalacia patella (softening of the undersurface if the kneecap that gets inflamed with extending/flexing knee). After exercising... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Spinal stenosis: The arthritis in the spine could be compressing the exiting nerve roots from the spinal cord causing numbness down the legs. If the back pain and sym... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Psoriatic arthritis: This could be psoriatic arthritis. You should consult with a rheumatologist for an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment regimen.
A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
NSAID: Not all anti inflammatory medicines are the same. Celebrex (celecoxib) (a cox-2 nsaid) has less GI side effects than Motrin and other nsaids. Naprelan... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
PM&R: Physical medicine & rehabilitation is a medical specialty that diagnoses and treats patients with medical illnesses and injuries that cause impairment... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
LBP: Depending upon your exam finding a follow-up mei of the lumbar spine is necessary.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
OA of ankle: Topical 'pain' relievers are helpful. Otc (over-the-counter) zostrix (capsaicin) cream and thermacare wraps are helpful in alleviating arthritic pain.... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Team afoul: Yes. Try taking tramadol (ultram) 50 mg at breakfast, lunch, dinner and at bedtime ( with valium 2mg). Purchase over-the-counter zostrix (capsaicin)... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Abdomen pain?: Depending upon your medical/surgical history you might need an abdomen ct scan to see us you have a vascular disease of the descending aorta or kidney... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Arthritis: Prescription voltaren gel or over-the-counter glucosamine sulfate with chomdroitin cream/gel is a good topical anti-inflammatory and joint lubricating... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Spondylosis: Voltaren (diclofenac) gel (prescription) Lidoderm patches (prescription) may be helpful. Massage therapy and acupuncture show to be effective in tre... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Prolotherapy: Although a steroid injection may immediately alleviate the pain and inflammation. It does little to strengthen and stabilize the ligament across a joi... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Ultram: Ask your doctor if you have no contraindications to being placed on ultram/ultracet in conjunction with the meloxicam. Ultram is a mild opioid that is... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Arthritis: Yes it could be osteoarthritis. A simple x-ray can confirm the diagnosis.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
LBP: This could be a sciatic neuropathy or a disc herniation causing a radiculopathy. Consult with a physiatrist (pm&r specialist) for an examination.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Pelvic pain: If the pain is posterior( in the back) where the spine meets the pelvis then it sounds like a sacroiliac joint sprain ( which can be aggravated by lyi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Arthritis: This could be psoriatic arthritis. If this pain continues then a consult with a rheumatologist would be recommended.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Osteoarthritis. : Appears to be osteoarthritis. Get x-ray to confirm diagnosis. If there is no contraindication then you should start on an NSAID (motrin., aleve). If ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Abdomen/thorax pain: Most likely if this is a musculoskeletal injury it sounds like an abdominal muscle/rib cage muscle strain. This is usually caused from a twisting inju... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Ankle Fracture?: First, get an x-ray to rule out a fracture (if there was trauma causing the swelling and redness) if a fracture had been ruled outby x-ray then a thor... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Knee pain: You don't get 'nerve pain' from hip arthritis. This could be knee arthritis, a sprained lateral coll. Ligament or meniscus injury. Ice for 10-12 minu... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Elbow pain: This could be ulnar neuropathy(cubital tunnel syndrome). Irritation/inflammation of the ulnar nerve as it passes within the cubital tunnel of the elbo... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Fibula head pain: I assume you broke your fibula at the ankle. (and not proximally at the knee). At the time if fracture the mechanism of the fracture could have caused... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Elbow: Could be an ulnar neuropathy (cubital tunnel syndrome). Consult with a pm&r physician for proper eval and treatment.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Ankle: Chronic use of high heels not only changes the 'configuration' of the spine but also can be the cause of tightening if the achilles' tendon. Ankle spr... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
LBP: Do not think of low back pain(lbp) as a diagnosis but as a symptom. Pain in the lumbar spine can be caused by many factors. You stated that you are a ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Heating modality: Cold and heat are simple physical modalities that are quite effective for sprains/strains and muscle spasms. Cold application ( not more than 12 minu... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Radiculopathy: Most likely a cervical radiculopathy. A neurological examination and possibly a couple of diagnostic tests will determine the cause of your symptoms (... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Nerve injury?: Depending upon where on the arm this sensitivity is it could be due to a nerve injury in your arm or a nerve injury in your neck. Consult with a physi... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Lumbar spine pain: This could be lumbar spine spasms that could be due to acute lumbar muscle strain or if it persists, could be due to a disc herniation. If the back pa... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Ankle lig. Tear: An MRI of the ankle will determine if you tore the ankle ligament if completely torn then a foot and ankle orthopedist consult is necessary.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Knee: Inner (medial) knee pain could be an mcl sprain or if the pain is more centralized behind the patella(kneecap) then it could be a meniscus tear. Rest,... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Myofascitis: When flexing your neck you are stretching the fasciae covering the upper/mid trapezius muscles. These muscles connect to the mid thoracic spine. This... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Prolotherapy: Prolotherapy can strengthen and stabilize sacroiliac ligaments that have been stretched or injured. In my clinical experience i perform 4-6 prolothera... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Prolotherapy: Prolotherapy is the proper treatment for chronic ligament sprains/tendon strains. In my clinical experience i perform 4 injections over an 8 week peri... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Pain in limbs : The pain in hands/feet are not related to the abdominal complaints. X-rays would determine if you have arthritis. Physical therapy to diminish pain an... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
PT helps arthritis : Pt (physical therapy) is a great treatment for arthritis pain. Ultrasound can minimize the inflammation caused by osteoarthritis. Electrical stimulati... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Prolo: Yes. It aids in stabilizing the knee joint preventing further laxity if the ligaments which contributes to worsening of osteoarthritis. Good luck.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Physiatry: Physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) is a medical specialty that focuses on diagnosing and treating patients with disabling illnesses and in... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Knee: ...By performing a thorough musculoskeletal exam and a neurological exam of the lower extremities the physiatrist (pm&r specialist) can determine the ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
Orthotics: A physiatrist or podiatrist or orthopedist specializing in foot/ankle injuries.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
LBP: Yes, Motrin is effective. Try topical pain-relievers. Otc-- zostrix (capsaicin) cream (non-prescription strength) is effective. Lidoderm patches are ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
OA in ankles: Maintain proper weight, exercise regularly (but not to the point of exascerbating ankle pain). Use otc zostrix (capsaicin) cream/thermacare wraps twic... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 29 years experience
CTS: This could be carpal tunnel syndrone (entrapment nerve injury to the median nerve as it enters the palm). Static wrist splint, nsaid, physical therapy... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Graduated 1993MD

Awards

Top Pain Management Specialist , Second Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top Physical Medicine and Rehab Specialist, Third Place, New York - Summer
2013
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