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We found 115 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Unicare near Downers Grove, IL.

Dr. John F Sarwark, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Sarwark is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. His areas of expertise consist of scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. Dr. Sarwark is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Sarwark average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Sarwark has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Spina Bifida, Trauma

Dr. William Robert Ii Sterba II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. William Sterba practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sterba's areas of expertise include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sterba has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Joint Reconstruction, Hip Problems, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Carl works as an orthopedic surgeon and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Carl has indicated that her clinical interests include sports health. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Carl trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for her residency. She honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman A Aliga, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic; 26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Norman Aliga is a physiatrist. Dr. Aliga's areas of expertise include the following: amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel. He attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Philippines and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Aliga has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Aliga (or staff) speaks Filipino and Ilocano.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Prosthetics, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Amputee ... (Read more)

Dr. John Joseph Grayhack, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack sees patients in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Grayhack is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Grayhack is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is not currently accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Limb Lengthening, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Marianjoy Medical Group at Rest Haven W; 3450 Saratoga Grove
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and amputees. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA EPO. After completing medical school at Guntur Medical College, Dr. Muppavarapu performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis

All Interests: Prosthetics, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik Charles Bennett King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Erik King sees patients in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. King's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. King speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Clubfoot, Hand Problems, Trauma

Dr. Cynthia Rose Labella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Labella is a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. She works in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Labella include concussion and sports injuries. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Labella attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Labella honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Strains, Sports Injuries, Sprains, Dislocation, Injuries, Overuse Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julio C Gonzalez Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 240
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Julio Gonzalez specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and spine problems. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. He 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: Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Tennis Elbow, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron A Bare, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Bare's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, pain, and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bare is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bare studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bare completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Bare 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. Raghu Rao Pulluru, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Raghu Pulluru works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pulluru attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Pulluru 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: , musculoskeletal injuries, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Anjum Sayyad, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
26 W 171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Anjum Sayyad works as a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Sayyad attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Her clinical interests include dystonia, spasticity, and spine problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sayyad is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Stroke Rehabilitation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew D Gimre, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Gimre practices sports medicine. Dr. Gimre's clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at MacNeal Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gimre is accepting 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. Bruce J Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 230
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Goldberg's medical specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and overuse injuries. Dr. Goldberg's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldberg studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin G Domb, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1010 Executive Court; Suite 250
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Domb is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Domb include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff injury, and minimally invasive hip replacement. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Domb takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinita Mathew, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Vinita Mathew works as a physiatrist. Dr. Mathew has a special interest in sports health, spine problems, and musculoskeletal problems. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She graduated from the University of Otago School of Medical Sciences. Patient ratings for Dr. Mathew average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Pain ... (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.