Dr. Joe Lee

Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
NY

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Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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English

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A 41-year-old female asked:
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Cancer & low K: Low potassium can occur often in cancer patients. This can be due to the cancer, the cancer treatment, inadequate potassium intake, losses through the... Read More
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Pain for 4 days: It depends if the pain is getting better or not. If it is getting better, then you should not be worried. If it is not getting better, then it becomes... Read More
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Hemibody difference: It depends if you have any sensory symptoms. If there are no sensory symptoms and EMG is normal, then this might not be a problem. Muscle atrophy usua... Read More
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Nerve entrapment: It depends on what is damaged. If the nerve itself is damaged, the nerve can grow about an inch a month or so to reconnect to the where the nerve endi... Read More
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Elbow to pinky pain: You may have a problem with a different nerve that does not involve the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is in the wrist area. You have to be seen and... Read More
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Pea size lump: It might be a lymph node. You need to have it examined and possibly further tested. It would be difficult to say without the examination and more info... Read More
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Ankle issue: It may take weeks for the swelling and pain to subside. It would help to do some exercises such as toe raises. A physical therapist could teach you th... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
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Neck, back, shoulder: It would be difficult to say without an exam. A cervical strain tends to dissipate over time and resolve within a few weeks. It usually does not last ... Read More
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Coma: Usually a person going into a coma loses alertness; the person passes out and is not responsive.To definitively determine if someone is in a coma, fur... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
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Sprained ankle 3 mo.: It's not clear that you have had any treatment for the sprain. The ankle ligament or ligaments were injured. You probably need to strengthen the muscl... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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Tingling fingers: This sounds like there could be irritation or injury to the ulnar nerve along its pathway down the left arm, around the elbow and into the left hand. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
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Re-evaluate neck: It usually is not normal to have pain almost daily after a cervical fusion 5 years later. If it is significant pain, then it needs to be re-evaluated.... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Abdominal/back pain: It sounds like you need to be examined. It is not clear what the symptoms are from. It could be from the gastrointestinal system but could also be fro... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
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Postop spinal fusion: It's not clear if the nerve pain is with numbness and tingling or how severe the pain is. If the pain is significant, it needs to be evaluated since t... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
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Ankle/leg pain: This is not common but can occur. You would need to be examined and possibly have some tests to help determine what the problem is.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
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Possible fracture: Yes, it is possible that the hand can be broken. X-rays would help determine that. If the x-rays are normal and the pain persists for more than 2 week... Read More
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Leg pain: It might be sciatica or musculoskeletal pain from some structure in the hip or knee region or something else. Since it has been persistent for over a ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
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Ankle sprain 2 weeks: The ankle needs to be evaluated; x-rays are needed to check for any fractures. If there is still swelling, try to keep the ankle elevated and apply ic... Read More
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Finger: It could be a finger sprain. It's not clear how it was injured. Did something fall on it or did you fall or did something else happen? When did it hap... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
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Elevated CK and pain: This could be indicative of muscle breakdown and/or a disease process such as diabetes or hypothyroidism or caused by medications. It depends if you h... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
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Left arm pain: There needs to be more specific information. Was there an injury? Where does it hurt on the left arm? Were you doing something? Did you just wake up i... Read More
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Transforaminal inj.: The needle is placed into the foramen for epidural steroid injection (ESI) for both, and steroids are injected. If a block, SNRB is performed, then an... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
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Large tumor: The chances depend on what type of tumor it is. The pathology report will help determine if it is an aggressive type of tumor or a benign tumor. That ... Read More
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Paresthesia and shot: It depends where your paresthesia is and where the novocaine shot will be. If your paresthesia is localized to a specific area and the shot will be in... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
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Neck/sh problems: The symptoms could be improved with treatments such as physical therapy. Herniated discs sometimes may decrease in size over time. The arthritis and s... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
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Dizziness/heartbeat: This could be related to the heartbeat type noise or it could be coincidental and unrelated. You would need to be evaluated and have the heart, blood ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Fall and coccyx pain: It could be a fracture or a bad bruise. X-rays will help determine if there is a fracture. The pain usually dissipates with time, usually a few weeks,... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
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Swollen right hand: It may not be anything, but it's not clear since you did not mention how long this has going on. Vascular or lymphatic issues or something else might ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
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Buttock pain: It could due to an accident or some trauma. The coccyx is in that area and might have been injured. It is not clear if that has occurred from the info... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
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Thigh pain: If it is in the area where pressure has been placed on it, probably not. If it goes away, then it is most likely OK. If it persists or worsens, then i... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Right wrist pain: You can consider resting it for a couple of days, icing it for 10-15 minutes a couple of times a day for 1-2 days and taking an anti-inflammatory medi... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
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Pulse ox: The pulse ox reads the percentage of oxygen in the blood. A normal healthy person should have a pulse ox reading in the high 90's, like 98 or 99. It a... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Rt side of body feels weak and heavy but i still have strength
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Thanks for your quick reply! I'll follow ur advice n get it checked if it persists.thanx a lot :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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