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We found 14 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Land of Lincoln near Elgin, IL.

Dr. Kevan E Ketterling, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Kevan Ketterling is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave Dr. Ketterling an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and Spectrum Health. Dr. Ketterling is affiliated with Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Ligament Problems

Dr. Joshua M Alpert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Alpert is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Alpert is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tear, and meniscus tear. Dr. Alpert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Patrick Sostak II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. James Sostak is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Sostak completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

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

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

Dr. Aaron Bare's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Bare honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Timothy Scott Petsche, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Petsche's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Dr. Petsche is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Petsche is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

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

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

Dr. Matthew Gimre is a specialist in sports medicine. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at MacNeal Hospital for residency. Dr. Gimre takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Martin Torosian, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Craig Torosian is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Torosian's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patients gave Dr. Torosian an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Tennis Elbow, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hand Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Allen Atkins, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Atkins is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Atkins a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Microsurgery, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Karl Bartel, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Eric Bartel's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Dr. Bartel's areas of expertise include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bartel takes.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig A Popp, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Craig Popp is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Popp performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, compression fractures

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Compression Fractures, Neck Problems, Musculoskeletal Injuries, ... (Read more)

Joanna M Leafblad
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Joanna Chura specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. For her professional training, Dr. Chura completed a residency program at Hennepin County Medical Center. She takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Biomechanics, Orthotics, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jasper A Petrucci, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Jasper Petrucci is an orthopedic surgeon in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Petrucci's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Arthritis, Joint Reconstruction

Dr. David Thomas Giangreco, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 North Randall Road; Suite 225
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. David Giangreco's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Giangreco obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Vasculitis, Osteoporosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Arnaldo R Torres, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1130 Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Arnaldo Torres is a general OB/GYN. Dr. Torres's areas of expertise include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Torres takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.