We found 123 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Unicare near Downers Grove, IL.

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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sterba include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Sterba takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sterba trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sterba's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. William Hopkinson's areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Hopkinson's clinical interests include knee problems, sports health, and rehabilitation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hopkinson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Hopkinson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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 works as a physiatrist. Dr. Muppavarapu's areas of expertise include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and amputees. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, and more. He attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Muppavarapu completed a residency program 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. Norman A Aliga, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic; 26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Norman Aliga is a physiatrist in Wheaton, IL. Dr. Aliga (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Ilocano. His clinical interests include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Philippines and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aliga has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Rebecca Carl practices pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Carl graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Her areas of expertise include sports health. She takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Erik King practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In Dr. King's practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. King is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. John Sarwark's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis, orthopedic surgery, and spina bifida. Dr. Sarwark's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sarwark at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. 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. John Joseph Grayhack, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Grayhack at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Grayhack completed residency programs at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Labella's area of specialization is pediatric sports medicine. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Labella attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Labella has a special interest in concussion and sports injuries. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Labella's 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. Aaron A Bare, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, 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. Julio C Gonzalez Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 240
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Julio Gonzalez's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and spine problems. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He speaks Spanish.

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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. Matthew D Gimre, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, 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. Anjum Sayyad, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
26 W 171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Anjum Sayyad is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Her clinical interests include dystonia, spasticity, and spine problems. Dr. Sayyad's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Sayyad honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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 sees patients in Warrenville, IL, Glen Ellyn, IL, and Naperville, IL. Her medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Mathew's areas of expertise include sports health, spine problems, and musculoskeletal problems. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She graduated from the University of Otago School of Medical Sciences. Dr. Mathew is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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)

Dr. Benjamin Gilbert 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. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Domb include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff injury, and minimally invasive hip replacement. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Domb's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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. Bruce J Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2001 N. Gary Avenue; Suite 230
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Goldberg's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Wheaton, IL. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, knee replacement, and overuse injuries. Dr. Goldberg is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Goldberg is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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)

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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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