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We found 8 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems near South Bend, IN.

Dr. Amy Lynn Corrigan, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Amy Corrigan works as a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Corrigan include biceps tendonitis, stress fractures, and overuse injuries. Her professional affiliations include Franciscan Physician Network and Franciscan St. Francis Health - Indianapolis. She accepts Medicare insurance. She has an open panel. Dr. Corrigan graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendonitis, stress fractures

All Interests: Knee Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Injections, Biceps Tendonitis, Rotator Cuff Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Balint is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in South Bend, IN and Plymouth, IN. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Balint include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at 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. Robert E Clemency Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
53880 Carmichael Drive
South Bend, IN
 

Dr. Robert Clemency specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Clemency average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Howard Halstead, who practices in South Bend, IN, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Halstead honors Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Halstead welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Adelbert Mencias is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in South Bend, IN. Clinical interests for Dr. Mencias include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand problems. Dr. Mencias's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Replacement ... (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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Mahon is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of hand problems and wrist problems. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Mahon attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Poudre Valley Hospital, and McKee Medical Center. He 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)

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

Dr. Bryan Boyer specializes in trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Boyer takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school 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)

Patrick William Case
Specializes in Chiropractic
3027 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN
 

Dr. Patrick Case's area of specialization is chiropractic. Clinical interests for Dr. Case include scoliosis, activator methods, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Case has received the distinction of Magna Cum Laude, LACC.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Sports Health, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Problems, Activator Methods, ... (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.