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Dr. Lee Stein

Podiatry
IL
23 years experience

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Podiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

41 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Rolled Ankle: Most likely suffering from an ankle sprain. Although it can be an ankle fracture also. Sounds like he should definitely be seen. Important to evaluat... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
There are more.: psoriatic arthritis & Reiter's syndrome can cause heel pain.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Ignore: Loosing weight can have a tremendous impact on pain in the feet.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Hard to tell: It doesn't sound like an abcess. Either way you should be seen by a podiatrist. Any lump that becomes larger with time can be cause for concern. Hard ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Eval. Foot pain too: You need to be evaluated for your foot pain also. Sometimes it can be related to the knee arthritis. Often times people compensate for pain in their l... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Ignore: If you have Diabetes you should check the bottom of your feet for blisters and sores daily.Shoes too.
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Poss. Increase dose: Possible increase dosage. Ask your doctor if that would be ok.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
$600 -$800: It can be less if there are less toe nails involves.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Yes: Sciatica can cause pain in the area of the Achilles, but does not constitute true tendon pain.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Peroneal subluxation: Although there are risks with any surgery, peroneal subluxation surgery is very risky in my opinion. Usually l, the groove on the distal portion of th... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Bunions Flatfeet: Ligament out laxity can be associated with Bunions, Flatfeet, splaying of the feet. I also see ankle join instability and hyperpronation, which can ca... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Ignore: Pump are available that push fluid up leg. Important to have swelling seen by doctor to evaluate.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
If wound healed then: 3 months is typically long enough for your ingrown toenail to heal. It's possible that there may still be a small piece in there. Other things to cons... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Ankle Fracture: You could have a limp if it the fracture doesn't heal properly. That doesn't mean that your treatment is incorrect. It just depends on the fracture.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Ignore: Compression stockings help some patient. Important to have doctor evaluate for cause of swelling!
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Ignore: Is there a safe, effective treatment for my discolored, thick toenails?
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Yes: It can be from your back and it can be from in your foot. This can be disambiguated through a thorough history and physical. Sometimes tests are helpf... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Dis colored feet/: The bluish blackish discoloration is a concern. It's hard to say without evaluating you, but to be safe a visit to the ER would not hurt. If you have ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
They can: They can depends if your knee problems are related to the flatfeet. Flatfeet cause internal rotation of the tibia which can put strain on knee. A well... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Ignore: Gout takes years usually to show up on an X-ray.
A female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Different causes: Can be Raynaud's phenomenon, also other medical causes such as emboli, poor circulation, cardiac, etc. See your doctor.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Wound care: Podiatrist or wound care center. If you have redness, swelling, pus, malodor then you may have infection. Either way the ankle can be superficial in s... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
ABPS: Usually ABPS (ABFAS) do both surgery and clinical podiatry . It can vary from DPM to DPM my.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Yes , can be related: Arch pain due can be caused by a number of reasons. If you were casted or immobilized for the leg break, sometimes this will cause soft tissues to b... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Yes: If it is truly extensor tendonitis then it is not necessarily an emergency. However, if you can't get in for 2 weeks and it really hurts go in to ER .... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Orthotics: You have changed your gait pattern due to knee injury. Sometimes an orthotic can be helpful in this situation. Ask your knee doctor if that may help y... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Cartilage transplant: In my experience it has been successful. There is variability with regard to results in the literature and there are different sources of grafts avail... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Depends: It can depend on how severe the sprain. I may see a serious ankle sprain back in the office in one week to monitor swelling, whereas a less severe ank... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Yes: Yes definitely a podiatrist is who can help you. It can be removed either partially or completely based on its presentation.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Yes: You may have developed a traction injury to a nerve or it can be a response to trauma regarding nerves around that area. It should be evaluated. I see... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
See dr get treated: A consideration could be a nerve entrapment or exercise induced compartment syndrome. The pressure can build up during exercise to cause a transient... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Black toe nail: It's from bleeding under nail. If it hurts a lot you need to see a Podiatrist.
A member asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Neuropathy: If you have years of foot pain then develop numbness in legs. You may need to be worked up for Peripheral Neuropathy. I see it in my office daily and ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Ignore: If you suffer from neuropathy ask your doctor if they are familiar with decompression surgery.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
The difference is: tarsal tunnel refers to a compression or pinching of the tibial nerve, may cause symptoms consistent with pain, numbness, burning, loss of sensation o... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Ignore: Try to limit use of high heels it causes problems bunions, hammertoes, problems with calf muscle.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Not usually: There are certain types of arthritis that cause heel pain. If you have Osteoarthritis of the knee or ankle your gait can be altered which can cause ab... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Pain: Pain , swelling, instability of the joint. Difficulty using that joint. Hard to answer other questions without knowing what ligament.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Depends on foot type: It depends on foot type and activity level. Some people tolerate a harder orthotic better than others. Some people do better with softer. A hard ortho... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Pain infection: If your screws become loose in your ankle then it may cause you pain or some other symptom like numbness or opening of wound. Usually screws only need... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
23 years experience
Ignore: Use a Pedometer to count your step. Walk at least 10,0000 steps, which is 5 miles. Can use Fitbit.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I RESPECT AND ADMIRE YOU FOR BEING A DOCTOR YOU ARE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORANT PEOPLE WE NEED HERE ON IN THIS PLANT THANKS AND GOD BLESS
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Thanks so much. Are there any exercises I can do? I'm still restricted
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University,
Graduated 1999MD

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