We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare PBO near Foxboro, MA.

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
20 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA
 

Dr. Luke Oh practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oh include meniscus repair, sports injuries, and elbow arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Oh accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Oh attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Oh has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA
 

Dr. Eric Berkson is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Foxboro, MA and Boston, MA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berkson include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Dr. Berkson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berkson honors. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Surgical Sciences Research Award; Alpha Omega Alpha Phi Beta Kappa; and Nicola's Foundation Young Researcher Award, International Society of Arthroscopy.

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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 Physiatry
20 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA
 

Dr. Kelly McInnis works as a rehabilitation physician. She obtained her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. McInnis include concussion, knee injury, and stress fractures. Dr. McInnis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is 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 Physiatry
20 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA
 

Dr. Julie Silver, who practices in Framingham, MA and Foxboro, MA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her clinical interests encompass cancer rehabilitation and musculoskeletal problems. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Silver completed her residency training at National Rehabilitation Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Super Doctors; Rehabilitation Hospital. 2003-Ten Outstanding Young Leaders; and Award (TOYL), Boston Jaycees. She is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Silver has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
20 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA
 

Dr. Jennifer Kurz is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Her clinical interests include spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kurz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before performing her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Kurz attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Her distinctions include: Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine and www.doctorkurz.com Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine. Dr. Kurz speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kurz has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Electromyography, Spinal Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, ... (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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