Dr. Daniel Solomon

Orthopedic Surgery
Novato, CA
29 years experience male

Locations

Marin orthopedics and sports medicine

Novato, CA

Address

7100 Redwood Blvd, Suite 200, Novato, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(415) 492-1688

About

Bio

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Fellowship-Trained Shoulder and Sports Medicine specialist Former Head of Sports Medicine at Naval Medical Center San Diego (U.S. Navy Commander) Co-Founder of Revolution Sports Performance Co-Founder of PhysioMD (iPhone physical therapy app)

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Doctor Q&A

106 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No interaction: These two medication groups normally do not interact with one another. Not sure what medical condition u are treating with hgh. Be cautious. Antibiot... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Surgery or rf ablate: Treatment of chondroblastoma depends on the size, location and patient age. Unusual but benign tumor. Usually treated with surgical scraping of the le... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Meniscus /cartilage: Meniscus or cartilage damage will lead to grinding or roughness. If your knee is catching or locking up, that can also be a loose piece of cartilage... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Ice, bike, NSAID : Joint effusion or excess fluid in the knee is usually from a flare of arthritis or trauma but could also be from an acute injury to the meniscus or ac... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Check: Definitely check with a urine pregnancy test. 4 days may be really early to get a result but the sooner u have an answer the sooner u can make decisio... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Doing low impact exercise like swimming or biking is important. Go easy the first time in the pool. Especially getting in and out of the pool. Also o... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
2 weeks: I usually tell my patients to wait 2 weeks. The skin is healed and stitches out before immersing the limb.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Maybe: Make sure the ace wrap is not too tight. There is very little risk, other than a swollen foot, so wrap the ace around the midfoot as well as the ankle... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Protect the nailbed: Put a bandage over the toe to keep it protected. I could be months before the toenail grows back.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Muscle spasm: You might be experiencing a muscle strain or if this has been going on for a very long time, arthritis in one or several of the facet joint in your ne... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Stretch before bed: The achilles is prone to stiffness and soreness. At night most of us sleep with our feet flexed downward, so the achilles tightens throughout the nigh... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Different roles: Sports medicine mds go through medical school and residency training. Typically non-operative sports med does family practice or internal medicine. Op... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: One of the critical roles of a doctor is coming up with a " differential diagnosis" which is a list of the possible causes of your problem. We will so... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Notable risks: Blood clot - in legs or lungs infection fracture of femur loosening or wear of the implant over time (think of your new hip like tires on your car,... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes, we atrophy fast: Atrophy can occur quite rapidly with immobilization or nerve injury. Disuse atrophy (from immobilization or injury) is definitely the most common. Eve... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Lipoma or fluid cyst: These are probably lipomas (benign fatty masses under the skin) but could be cysts coming from the joint if you've had some knee problems.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Prob not: A lumbar MRI may not have the field of view to show the abdomen clearly. It is possible, but the radiologist needs to be looking for it, especially if... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Mcl changes length: Depending how your surgeon fixed the mcl, the ligament itself has a couple areas that change length as you flex or bend your knee. Keepin it straight.... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Sort of: You have lymph nodes in your axilla ( armpit) but nope in the shoulder joint or directly surrounding the joint.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Other treatments: A bruised or fractured coccyx is a challenge. Steroids are not that helpful as it is trauma rather than inflammation. Sit on a donut- shaped pillow an... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Motion: With decreased muscle tone after the stroke and the arm / hand below your heart, swelling in inevitable. Arteries have their own tiny muscles in the w... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Safe: Ice your head before bed, very very little risk that could go wrong.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Stretch: Start a quick stretching routine. With your elbow extended, pull back on your fingers. Then flex your wrist and bring your hand the other direction.... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Get an X-ray: Make sure you didn't break a bone. You should get an x-ray of the hand. Meanwhile, ice and tape the small and ring fingers together.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: If you have a ligament injury, you should wear the brace. If pain only and your knee is not unstable, you can probably get by without the brace.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Injection: Ultrasound guided injection of local anesthetic and steroid can alleviate inflammation in the joint. This is another key step in figuring out if sur... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Similar to sciatica: Priformis syndrome is pressure on the sciatic nerve from the piriformis muscle of the hip. Symptoms are typical of sciatica, but the cause is not from... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Stretch, ice, bike: Do a warm up with straight leg raises, then stretch your quadriceps muscle, bike for 15 minutes and finally ice. Be cautious going down stairs.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Likely muscle injury: Creatine kinase and aldolase would both be elevated after a muscle injury. Ck can also be elevated in kidney failure. Adolase can be sub-classified... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Only if MRI=exam : If you have activity related pain and had an injury, and the MRI shows a bankart/labral tear, then you should consider an arthroscopy. If no injury, o... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
$6,000-12,000: If you include the surgery center($5, 000), surgeon ($800-1500), anesthesia ($500), then your total cost should be around $7500 us for everything for ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Tough rehab: Total knee is harder to rehab than hip. Little risk to flaring itband though. Quad strength is key to you going in strong. Get on the bike and walk / ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Funny: Being an orthopedic surgeon i'd say we are because we get the clinical correlation with understanding the specific injury and location of the patients... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Xray or bone scan: Loosening of a knee replacement can usually be diagnosed with x-rays compared to previous x-rays , or with a bone scan.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: We all have a little asymmetry. Have someone look at your back as you lift your arms above your head. If your shoulder blades are also one higher th... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Notable risks: Blood clot - in legs or lungs infection fracture of femur loosening or wear of the implant over time (think of your new hip like tires on your car,... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Be persistent: Hamstring injuries are notorious for taking a long time to heal or being prone to re-injury make sure you are persistent with stretching. A sports... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Most people recover from a shoulder dislocation fairly quickly. Athletes, especially contact sports, have a high risk of recurrent dislocations. That ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
ER visit: Well worth a trip to the ER. Could be abdominal process irritating you diaphragm. That would explain shoulder pain - there is a nerve that refers to t... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Ok with supervision: The problem will not be the pool but the potential to slip and fall or vigorous play with other kids. Be cautious. Presumably an indoor pool in mn!
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Loss of normal curve: Our cervical spine (neck) typically is curved with the head and shoulder portions slightly behind the mid neck portion. That is similar to your low ba... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
See ortho: The er may not do anything but give you crutches and a referral. See an orthopedic surgeon. They can get your knee moving though it might mean an inj... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Pretty normal: Stop icing. If you are still getting knee swelling you should see your surgeon. Work on therapy exercises and stationary bike in the meantime.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Kinesiotape : Kinesiotape or rock tape should be used in conjunction with pt or a guided strengthening and rehab program. The tape gives you biofeedback and helps y... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Great : For any teen with osgood schlatter, non impact and no jumping or running exercise is critical. Keep quad muscles strong, and stretch the quads in add... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Blood pressure: The usual cuprit is low blood pressure. Make sure you are staying hydrated and, when getting up from bed or seated position, move slowly. If this per... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Knee swelling can push on the veins around the knee, inhibiting blood return to the heart and causing leg or ankle swelling.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Motion: With decreased muscle tone after the stroke and the arm / hand below your heart, swelling in inevitable. Arteries have their own tiny muscles in the w... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
ACL MCL: Acl is the anterior cruciate ligament, mcl is the medial collateral ligament. The acl is intraarticular ( inside the joint) while the mcl is a large b... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Maybe: The peroneal tendon is at risk of a tear with a sprain, especially if you had prior tendonitis. You should be pretty diligent getting motion and bala... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Solomon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Solomon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Was flipped in SUV in 2001. One ankle swells for no known reason. Knowing this put my mind at more ease. Will have it checked again to be safe
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you Doctor...I will work diligently in PT to strengthen .
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks so much! Yes it's an indoor pool, everything else is frozen :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Naval Medical Center San Diego

Awards

Ken Do Award, UC Berkeley
AOA-JOA Japanese traveling fellowship
Top Orthopedic Surgeon , First Place, California - Summer
2013
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