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's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sarwark's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sarwark include scoliosis, orthopedic surgery, and spina bifida. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarwark takes. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. Dr. Sarwark has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. 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 is not accepting 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 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 medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sterba's areas of expertise include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sterba takes. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He 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. Satheesh Muppavarapu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Marianjoy Medical Group at Rest Haven W; 3450 Saratoga Grove
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Muppavarapu include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and amputees. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA EPO. He studied medicine at Guntur Medical College. Dr. Muppavarapu's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He welcomes 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. Norman A Aliga, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic; 26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Norman Aliga's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Aliga's clinical interests include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Philippines and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Aliga has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Aliga (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Ilocano. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aliga's office for an appointment.

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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 is a pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. In her practice, Dr. Carl focuses on sports health. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Carl's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. John Grayhack's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Grayhack's clinical interests: scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grayhack accepts. Dr. Grayhack has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Limb Lengthening, Sports Injuries, ... (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 addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. Dr. King is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. King attended Stanford University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Labella include concussion and sports injuries. She is affiliated with 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. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Labella has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is open to new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine; he sees patients in Glen Ellyn, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and spine problems. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez takes. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Aaron Bare is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Warrenville, IL, Bartlett, IL, and Geneva, IL. 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. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Bare attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bare has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Matthew Gimre's area of specialization is sports medicine. Before performing his residency at MacNeal Hospital, Dr. Gimre attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Gimre include knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. Dr. Gimre takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gimre is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He 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. Raghu Rao Pulluru, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Raghu Pulluru is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pulluru accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Anjum Sayyad is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for her residency. Dr. Sayyad's areas of expertise include the following: dystonia, spasticity, and spine problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sayyad honors. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sayyad has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Mathew studied medicine at the University of Otago School of Medical Sciences. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mathew include sports health, spine problems, and musculoskeletal problems. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Mathew is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Pain ... (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 is a foot doctor, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and overuse injuries. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Goldberg attended Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldberg honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff injury, and minimally invasive hip replacement. Dr. Domb's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Domb accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA).

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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)

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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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