We found 110 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept First Health near Charlestown, MA.

Dr. Bertram Zarins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bertram Zarins works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Boston, MA. Dr. Zarins's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, ACL reconstruction, and shoulder dislocation. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zarins accepts. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Zarins has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He speaks Latvian. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Zarins has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, dislocation, knee ligament injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
One Hawthorne Place; Suite 105
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Kornack studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Kornack average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kornack include: Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. Dr. Kornack is affiliated with Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Luke Oh practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Oh performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is especially interested in meniscus repair, sports injuries, and elbow arthroscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oh takes. Dr. Oh has received the following distinctions: AOSSM Traveling Fellowship, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Michael J. Caruso Humanitarian Award, Georgetown University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, osteoporosis, ligament problems, arthritis, elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Pain, Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Elbow Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark D Price, PhD, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Mark Price is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Price include knee problems, shoulder dislocation, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Price accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Price's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Prosthetics, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Lars Carver Richardson, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lars Richardson's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Richardson average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, ACL reconstruction, and shoulder injury. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Richardson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, Achilles tendon problems, PCL injury, knee ligament injury, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Thomas Holovacs works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Holovacs include biceps tendon pain, frozen shoulder, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Holovacs is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Holovacs attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Holovacs is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Prosthetics, Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Reconstruction, Shoulder Reconstruction, Biceps Tendon ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dinesh Patel's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, knee arthroscopy, and tendonitis. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. His residency was performed at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Patel has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Knee Society; and Board of Directors, Fed. State Med Brds. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis

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

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

Dr. Peter Asnis is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patients rated Dr. Asnis highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Asnis include ACL reconstruction, PCL injury, and shoulder injury. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Asnis attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Patients' Choice Award; Hospital for Special Surgery Tenth Annual Jean C. McDaniel Award; and Orthopedic Surgery Boston Super Doctors America's Top Doctors. Dr. Asnis offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Asnis is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Eric Berkson's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Berkson attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Berkson average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berkson has received the following distinctions: Surgical Sciences Research Award; Alpha Omega Alpha Phi Beta Kappa; and Nicola's Foundation Young Researcher Award, International Society of Arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Berkson's 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Scott Martin is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and PCL injury. Dr. Martin is an in-network provider for Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, Viant, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Martin (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, ACL injury

All Interests: PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Problems, Total ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lauren Elson's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Elson include cancer rehabilitation. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Elson obtained her medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Elson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

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

Dr. Carina O'Neill is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. She graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For her residency, Dr. O'Neill trained at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Neill include osteopathic manipulation. Dr. O'Neill is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Kreher is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Kreher has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis, overuse injuries, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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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)

Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kelly McInnis is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She works in Boston, MA and Foxboro, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. McInnis include concussion, knee injury, and stress fractures. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. McInnis attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes 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)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital; Yawkey 2c
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Neal Chen's areas of specialization are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His clinical interests include arm fracture, elbow arthroplasty, and hand surgery procedures. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chen graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Elbow Arthroplasty, Elbow Fracture, Tendon Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Cambridge, MA. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Burke's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Burke honors AARP, Coventry, Aetna, and more. His professional affiliations include New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) and Mount Auburn Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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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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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