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We found 135 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems near Villa Park, IL.

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. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. Dr. Sarwark takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sarwark has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sarwark is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Rebecca Carl is a specialist in pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. 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 has a special interest in sports health. She is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as 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. John Joseph Grayhack, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is especially interested in scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Grayhack takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Grayhack 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. 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. Satheesh Muppavarapu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3450 Saratoga Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and amputees. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Muppavarapu attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. Dr. Muppavarapu trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Erik Charles Bennett King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Erik King works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. King has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. King's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He speaks Spanish.

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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, Internal Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Labella is a pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Labella's areas of clinical interest consist of concussion and sports injuries. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Labella has received the following distinction: 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. Nathaniel Scott Jones, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Nathaniel Jones works as a family medicine practitioner and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include sports injuries and rehabilitation. Dr. Jones takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. In addition to English, he speaks Portuguese. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Northbrook, IL, Westchester, IL, and Forest, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Finlayson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ACL Reconstruction

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

Dr. Hythem Shadid's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Saint Charles, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. Dr. Shadid has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Shadid completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He is accepting 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. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. 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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Bare is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bare include knee problems, pain, and sports health. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. 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 in Plainfield, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Pulluru takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Pulluru's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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. Sheryl Lynn Lipnick, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
303 East Army Trail Road; Suite 414
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Sheryl Lipnick is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Her areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lipnick's education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Lipnick speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, musculoskeletal injuries, ligament problems, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, ankle fracture

All Interests: Heel Surgery, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Partial Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas A Evans, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Douglas Evans is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Evans include shoulder injury, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Evans obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , tendon ruptures (tears), fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Hip Arthroscopy, Tendon Ruptures, Fractures, Shoulder Injury, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Gimre is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gimre include knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gimre is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of MacNeal Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice 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. Prempreet Singh Bajaj, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 201
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Prempreet Bajaj is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include pain, spine problems, and rehabilitation. Dr. Bajaj is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bajaj (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Rehabilitation

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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.