We found 21 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Land of Lincoln near Bloomingdale, IL.

Dr. Lenard W La Belle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
515 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Lenard Labelle, who practices in Warrenville, IL and Carol Stream, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Labelle accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners' residency program. Dr. Labelle has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Beth Barnhardt Froese, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
515 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Beth Froese is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Her areas of expertise include nerve conduction studies (NCS), trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. Dr. Froese is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Froese graduated from East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Nerve Conduction Studies, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David H Watt, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
515 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. David Watt's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. Dr. Watt is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Watt is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Watt's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron A Bare, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
820 Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Bare is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, pain, and sports health. Dr. Bare's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Bare graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Thomas Kuesis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
555 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Kuesis' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, ACL reconstruction, and carpal tunnel surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuesis honors. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Matthew D Gimre, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
820 S Il Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Gimre specializes in sports medicine and practices in Warrenville, IL, Bartlett, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gimre include knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gimre is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of MacNeal Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Aaron Murray, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
555 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Murray's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Murray's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Murray include sports health and fractures (broken bones). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Murray obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Stephen E Heim, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
820 S Il Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Heim specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include sciatica, microsurgery, and spinal fusion. Dr. Heim accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Heim is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Heim is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Neck Problems, Sciatica, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan T Ignatius, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Susan Ignatius sees patients in Carol Stream, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Ignatius's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and heart problems. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Ignatius obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. William C Bayer, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. William Bayer, who practices in Carol Stream, IL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Bayer is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bayer is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes, Hormone Therapy, Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Syndrome, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aileen Hariman Westrick, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Aileen Westrick sees patients in Carol Stream, IL. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Westrick include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Westrick accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Nelson Drake, DO
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Spine Surgery
555 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Drake is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder surgery and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Drake is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drake attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Botsford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Raymond Joseph Metz Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
555 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Raymond Metz's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Metz's clinical interests include wrist replacement, upper extremity problems, and finger joint replacement. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Wrist Replacement, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Peripheral Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. James W Scruggs, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1800 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. James Scruggs practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Scruggs has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Scruggs takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Gerald A Maida, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
30 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Maida is a general internist in Bloomingdale, IL. His areas of expertise include emphysema, heartburn, and dizziness. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Maida takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maida attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Dizziness, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Asthma, Heartburn, Osteoporosis, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert J Hurst, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
30 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Robert Hurst sees patients in Bloomingdale, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hurst include diabetes, emphysema, and osteoporosis. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hurst attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma, Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Emphysema

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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.
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