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We found 130 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 works as a pediatric orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. In his practice, Dr. Sarwark focuses on scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Sarwark completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sarwark is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Erik King's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His clinical interests include scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. On average, patients gave Dr. King a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. King honors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of concussion and sports injuries. Dr. Labella accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Labella has received the distinction of 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 welcomes 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. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Carl is an orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Carl has a special interest in 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. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her 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. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Grayhack has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grayhack is a graduate of 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 the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. 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. 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. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include ACL reconstruction. Dr. Finlayson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Finlayson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

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

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

Dr. Douglas Evans is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. Dr. Evans's clinical interests include shoulder injury, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Evans takes. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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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. Prempreet Singh Bajaj, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 201
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Prempreet Bajaj specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain, spine problems, and rehabilitation. He is professionally affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Bajaj accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Bajaj attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Bajaj (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Sheryl Lipnick practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Hoffman Estates, IL and Bloomingdale, IL. She obtained her medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Lipnick include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipnick accepts. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Lipnick's 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. Hythem P Shadid, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
444 N Park Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Hythem Shadid's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Shadid's 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Shadid include hip replacement, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shadid accepts several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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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. Satheesh Muppavarapu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3450 Saratoga Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Muppavarapu's areas of expertise include prosthetics, amputees, and spasticity. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Muppavarapu trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muppavarapu honors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis

All Interests: Prosthetics, Neck Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Stroke, Stroke ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin G Domb, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1010 Executive Court; Suite 250
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Domb is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff injury, and minimally invasive hip replacement. Dr. Domb is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Domb is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Julio C Gonzalez Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 240
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Julio Gonzalez's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Tennis Elbow, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Ankle ... (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'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. Raghu Rao Pulluru, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 240
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Raghu Pulluru's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pulluru is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Lawrence Wilhelm Frank, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
183 N Addison Avenue; Suite 210
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Frank specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among Dr. Frank's clinical interests: back pain, osteoporosis, and neck pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Frank is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist GlenOaks Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Sports Health, Electromyography, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, Spine Problems, Back Pain

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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.