We found 95 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana PPO near Glen Ellyn, IL.

Dr. John F Sarwark, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Sarwark works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarwark include scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. The average patient rating for Dr. Sarwark is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarwark honors. Dr. Sarwark has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sarwark has a closed panel.

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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
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. William Sterba's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sterba include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Sterba's medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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. Kellen Kyoung Wo Choi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
327 Gundersen Drive; Suite A
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Kellen Choi practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Carol Stream, IL, Carol Strean, IL, and Naperville, IL. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. Dr. Choi obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Choi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Carl is an orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include sports health. Dr. Carl is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her professional training, Dr. Carl completed a residency program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Carl takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Wheaton, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Aliga is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Aliga is accepting new patients. 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 the Philippines and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Aliga (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Grayhack at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Grayhack graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. 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. Unfortunately, he is not accepting 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. Satheesh Muppavarapu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Muppavarapu include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and amputees. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Guntur Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Muppavarapu is open to 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. Beth Barnhardt Froese, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
515 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Beth Froese is a rehabilitation physician in Warrenville, IL, Geneva, IL, and Carol Stream, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: nerve conduction studies (NCS), trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Froese obtained her medical school training at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Froese is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Nerve Conduction Studies, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik Charles Bennett King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Erik King works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. King average 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. King studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. King completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In addition to English, 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. Cynthia Rose Labella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Labella's medical specialty 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Labella include concussion and sports injuries. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Labella has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting 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. Brian Michael Babka, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Brian Babka is a physician who specializes in sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include concussion, overuse injuries, and sports health. Dr. Babka's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Overuse Injuries, Musculoskeletal Problems, Concussion

Dr. Hythem P Shadid, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
444 Park Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Hythem Shadid is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Shadid's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shadid is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Shadid welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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 is a family medicine practitioner and sports medicine specialist in Glen Ellyn, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez include knee problems, foot problems, and spine problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. 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. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bare is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Pulluru attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes 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. Brian Tho Hang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Brian Hang works as a pediatric sports medicine specialist and pediatric emergency medicine specialist. In his practice, Dr. Hang focuses on emergency care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hang attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hang welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Concussion, Emergency Care

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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.