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We found 106 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept First Health near Charlestown, MA.

Dr. Thomas Francis Holovacs, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Suite 3g
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Holovacs is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include biceps tendon pain, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Holovacs's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Holovacs honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendon pain, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Adhesive Capsulitis, Rotator Cuff Reconstruction, Shoulder Reconstruction, Biceps ... (Read more)

Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Zero Emerson Place; Suite 120
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kornack is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kornack accepts. Dr. Kornack's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Kornack completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bertram Zarins specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Latvian. These areas are among Dr. Zarins's clinical interests: shoulder dislocation, knee ligament injuries, and sports injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Zarins's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zarins accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Zarins welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injuries, ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Luke Oh is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He works in Boston, MA and Foxboro, MA. He has a special interest in meniscus repair, sports injuries, and elbow arthroscopy. Dr. Oh takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Oh's medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Michael J. Caruso Humanitarian Award, Georgetown University School of Medicine; and Jean C. McDaniel Resident Teaching and Leadership Award, Hospital for Special Surgery. He is conversant in Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Oh is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, elbow fracture, ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Mark Price is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Price's areas of expertise include the following: shoulder dislocation, shoulder arthritis, and clavicle fracture (broken collarbone). His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Price is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, shoulder arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, Shoulder Injury, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Way 3200 Orthopaedic Associates
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Asnis specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Boston, MA. Dr. Asnis graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. His clinical interests include shoulder injury, PCL injury, and sports injuries. Dr. Asnis is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include McDaniel Award; Orthopedic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Asnis is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, knee ligament injuries, ACL injury

All Interests: PCL Injury, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Eric Berkson's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Foxboro, MA and Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berkson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Berkson has received the following distinctions: Nicola's Foundation Young Researcher Award, International Society of Arthroscopy; Surgical Sciences Research Award, Finalist; and Emerging Leader, American Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Berkson is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Orthopaedic Associates Yaw 3 G
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Dinesh Patel specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Patel has a special interest in sports health, knee arthroscopy, and tendonitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel trained at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Founding Member & Past Director, International; and Knee Society, .. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Injury, Meniscus Tear

Dr. Neal Chung-Jen Chen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital; Yawkey 2c
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Neal Chen practices hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine in Boston, MA. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include arm fracture, hand problems, and elbow arthroplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arm fracture, arthritis, elbow fracture, tendon injury

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street; 7th Floor Pm&r Office
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Carina O'Neill's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In Dr. O'Neill's practice, she is particularly interested in osteopathic manipulation. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Neill's practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. O'Neill attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Osteopathic Manipulation, Musculoskeletal Problems, Pregnancy, Amputees

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Yawkey 3e
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kreher is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Kreher's areas of expertise consist of scoliosis, overuse injuries, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kreher is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Scoliosis, Overuse Injuries, Fractures, Leg Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lars Richardson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Brookline, MA and Boston, MA. Patients rated Dr. Richardson highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, achilles tendon problems, and shoulder injury. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Richardson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, PCL injury, knee ligament injuries, ACL injury

All Interests: PCL Injury, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Achilles Tendon Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Francis Burke Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
300 Mount Auburn Street; Suite 505 Doctor's Office Building
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Burke, who practices in Cambridge, MA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Burke is professionally affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Burke takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Coventry, and Aetna. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Burke attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kelly McInnis works as a physiatrist. Dr. McInnis's areas of expertise include the following: concussion, knee injury, and stress fractures. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. McInnis attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McInnis is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Overuse Injuries, Shoulder Problems, Hip Injury, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren E Elson, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1575 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Lauren Elson sees patients in Wellesley Hills, MA, Newton, MA, and Cambridge, MA. Her medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Elson's clinical interests include cancer rehabilitation. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Elson is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

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Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. David Crandell's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Crandell include amputee rehabilitation. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Crandell trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crandell takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Crandell include: Resident Teaching Award, Tufts University, .; Special Achievement Award, Massachusetts Hockey; and .. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Amputee 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.