We found 18 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Land of Lincoln near Bloomingdale, IL.

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

Dr. Beth Froese is a rehabilitation physician in Warrenville, IL, Geneva, IL, and Carol Stream, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: nerve conduction studies (NCS), trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Froese obtained her medical school training at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Froese is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Aaron Bare is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bare include knee problems, pain, and sports health. Dr. Bare is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bare is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuesis include knee problems, ACL reconstruction, and carpal tunnel surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Partial Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Gimre practices sports medicine in Warrenville, IL, Bartlett, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Gimre performed his residency at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Gimre is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sports health and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Murray is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Susan Ignatius specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and heart problems. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Ignatius performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Ignatius honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, Asthma, ... (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 specialist in spine surgery and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Village, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Drake average 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in shoulder surgery and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Drake accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Botsford Hospital's residency program. Dr. Drake is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. William Bayer's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bayer's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Bayer attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bayer has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Westrick include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Westrick is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Westrick attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Raymond Metz is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: wrist replacement, upper extremity problems, and finger joint replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Metz is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Metz attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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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. Jennifer Lynn Gnerlich, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
800 Biesterfield Road; Cancer Center Suite 110
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Gnerlich is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Maywood, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Gnerlich's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Liver Tumor, Whipple Procedure, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gerald Maida is a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maida include emphysema, heartburn, and dizziness. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maida is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Maida is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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 practices general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hurst's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, emphysema, and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Hurst is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. James Scruggs works as a general internist and geriatrician in Wheaton, IL. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Dr. Scruggs's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scruggs is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Stuart C Heimburger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Stuart Heimburger is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heimburger include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and osteoporosis. Dr. Heimburger is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heimburger accepts. He has an open panel. Dr. Heimburger graduated from Rush Medical College. He trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery, Hormone ... (Read more)

Dr. Arnaldo R Torres, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Arnaldo Torres works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Glen Ellyn, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Torres completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Torres's areas of expertise include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and osteoporosis. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torres takes. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Torres's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Management, Female Sexual ... (Read more)

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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.