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We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare near Marlborough, CT.

Dr. Terry F Reardon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14 Jones Hollow Road
Marlborough, CT
 

Dr. Terry Reardon is a hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reardon is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Reardon is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Middlesex Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher James Anker, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
 

Dr. Christopher Anker is a radiation oncologist. These areas are among Dr. Anker's clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and spinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Fletcher Allen Health Care. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Anker attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Anal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Andrew Naujoks, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14 Jones Hollow Road
Marlborough, CT
 

Dr. Ryan Naujoks practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Middletown, CT and Marlborough, CT. Dr. Naujoks attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and musculoskeletal problems. He takes Medicare insurance. His professional affiliations include Middlesex Hospital and Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty, Hand Problems, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Samuel Leib, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
 

Dr. Edward Leib is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Leib is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Osteoporosis

Dr. Seth Perry Harlow, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
 

Dr. Seth Harlow is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer surgery, breast cancer, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Dr. Harlow is affiliated with Fletcher Allen Health Care. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Harlow completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Sarcoma, Endocrine Surgery, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Michael C Biondi, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
31 Sycamore Commons; Suite 102
Glastonbury, CT
 

Dr. Michael Biondi practices diagnostic radiology in Hartford, CT, Avon, CT, and Glastonbury, CT. Dr. Biondi graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, MRI, Breast Imaging, Biopsy

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.