We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems near South Bend, IN.

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Dr. Christopher R Balint, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
53880 Carmichael Drive
South Bend, IN
 

Dr. Christopher Balint practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in South Bend, IN and Plymouth, IN. Dr. Balint is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Balint include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Balint is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. John Henry Mahon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6301 University Commons; Suite 420
South Bend, IN
 

Dr. John Mahon specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in South Bend, IN. Clinical interests for Dr. Mahon include hand problems and wrist problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Mahon is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mahon graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Cancer, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert E Clemency Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
53880 Carmichael Drive
South Bend, IN
 

Dr. Robert Clemency is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in South Bend, IN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clemency include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Clemency honors Medicare insurance. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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Dr. Howard John Halstead III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Navarre; Suite 5500
South Bend, IN
 

Dr. H. Halstead is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). The average patient rating for Dr. Halstead is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Halstead is in-network for Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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Dr. Adelbert J Mencias, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
53880 Carmichael Drive
South Bend, IN
 

Dr. Adelbert Mencias is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mencias's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Mencias attended Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Navarre Place; Suite 5500
South Bend, IN
 

Dr. Bryan Boyer's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Boyer is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (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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