We found 120 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Unicare near Downers Grove, IL.

Dr. William John Hopkinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. William Hopkinson works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. He has a special interest in knee problems, sports health, and rehabilitation. Dr. Hopkinson accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Community Care Network (CCN). He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Dr. Hopkinson has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hopkinson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. John Sarwark specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Dr. Sarwark is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, orthopedic surgery, and spina bifida. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sarwark is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. William Sterba sees patients in Warrenville, IL, Geneva, IL, and Naperville, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Sterba trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Sterba accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Labella's specialty is pediatric sports medicine. Her clinical interests encompass concussion and sports injuries. Dr. Labella takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Labella's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Labella is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, stress fractures, sprains

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

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

Dr. John Grayhack specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Grayhack's clinical interests include scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grayhack honors. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Grayhack has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Grayhack has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Rebecca Carl specializes in pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. In Dr. Carl's practice, she is particularly interested in sports health. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Before completing her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Carl attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Injury, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, Concussion, Knee Injury

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

Dr. Benjamin Domb is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Domb include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff injury, and minimally invasive hip replacement. Dr. Domb is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and The University of Chicago Medicine. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Domb's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Norman Aliga sees patients in Wheaton, IL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include the following: amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Aliga is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Aliga (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Ilocano. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Aliga has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Erik King is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. King's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. King is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Aaron Bare is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Bare average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, pain, and sports health. Dr. Bare's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Bare attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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. Julio C Gonzalez Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Julio Gonzalez works as a family practitioner and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Orange County Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Tennis Elbow, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Christos S Giannoulias, MS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1200 S York Road; Suite 4190
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Christos Giannoulias' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Giannoulias graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports injuries, and trauma. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Giannoulias (or staff) is conversant in Greek and Taiwanese. Dr. Giannoulias is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (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). He graduated from Guntur Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and amputees. Dr. Muppavarapu takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA EPO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Anjum Sayyad works as a physiatrist. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Her clinical interests include dystonia, spasticity, and spine problems. Dr. Sayyad honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sayyad is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Her practice 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. Vinita Mathew, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Vinita Mathew works as a physiatrist in Warrenville, IL, Naperville, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL. She studied medicine at the University of Otago School of Medical Sciences. Her areas of expertise include the following: sports health, spine problems, and musculoskeletal problems. Patients rated Dr. Mathew highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Mathew is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raghu R Pulluru, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Raghu Pulluru is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Plainfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Pulluru is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pulluru is accepting new patients.

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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)

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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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