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We found 15 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept OSW near Waltham, MA.

Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1153 Centre Street; Suite 54
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA. Dr. Kornack's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kornack has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Joanne Borg Stein, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Joanne Stein is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. She works in Wellesley Hills, MA and Newton, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Stein include pain management and spine problems. Dr. Stein is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Stein has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Excel Award-Newton Wellesley Hospital.; and Top Doctors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Pain Management

Dr. Lauren E Elson, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Lauren Elson is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Dr. Elson speaks Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cancer rehabilitation. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Elson studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Elson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Christopher W Digiovanni, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
52 2nd Avenue; Suite 1150
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Digiovanni is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Digiovanni include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Digiovanni's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Digiovanni's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , tendon ruptures (tears), arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. David Mayo Slovik, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
173 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. David Slovik is an adult endocrinology specialist in Boston, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, osteoporosis, and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Slovik is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Slovik attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Slovik offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Robert Patrick Friday, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2000 Washington Street; Suite 304 Mob Blue
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Robert Friday is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Friday 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Friday has received the distinction of Don Riggin Research Award (Arthritis Foundation).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
52 2nd Avenue; Suite 1150
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Anne Johnson is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Waltham, MA, Boston, MA, and Danvers, MA. She has a special interest in foot surgery, achilles tendonitis, and bunions. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Johnson include: Partners in Excellence Award; Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Career Award; and Circle of Excellence Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Johnson offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, arthritis, achilles tendonitis, ankle fracture

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Achilles Tendon Problems, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Seaton Barr Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1153 Centre Street; Faulker Hospital, Suite 54
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. Joseph Barr works as an orthopedic surgeon. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Boston VA Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Barr include amputation, knee arthritis, and spine problems. Dr. Barr takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include President, Cervical Spine Research Society, .; Chairman, Committee on Educational Programming; and Amacad of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1992-1996.. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Barr welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, osteoporosis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Amputation, Knee Arthritis, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Maurice Albright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2014 Washington St. 6 South
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Maurice Albright specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Dr. Albright is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His distinctions include: Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award. and Castle Connolly Top Doctors. Dr. Albright is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Albright is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, Fractures, Intensive Care, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
40 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. George Cohen is a specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). He works in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include fibromyalgia, lupus, and polymyositis. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cohen attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Polymyositis, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Giant Cell Arteritis, Sjogren's Syndrome

Dr. Daniel Guss, MBA, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
52 2nd Avenue; Suite 1150
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Guss specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Guss include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Guss (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Guss has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , tendon ruptures (tears), arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Ankle ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. John Mullen's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include stomach cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, and melanoma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Mullen attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Mullen offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Melanoma

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
175 Cambridge Street; Department of Radiology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Rosenthal is a physician who specializes in diagnostic radiology. His clinical interests include osteoporosis and sports injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rosenthal is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenthal takes. Dr. Rosenthal's distinctions include: Gold Medal International Skeletal Society and Nathanial Bowditch Award, MGH. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone problems

All Interests: Tumor, Osteoporosis, Bone Problems, Sports Injuries

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Specializes in Podiatry
52 2nd Avenue; Suite 1150
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Stuart Kigner practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kigner include plantar fasciitis. Dr. Kigner is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Kigner is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Orthotics, Plantar Fasciitis, Strains, Sprains, Foot Problems

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Specializes in Podiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
52 2nd Avenue; Suite 1150
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Satwinder Gosal is a podiatrist and orthopedic surgeon in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Chelsea, MA. She is conversant in Punjabi. Her clinical interests include heel pain, plantar fasciitis, and wounds. Dr. Gosal is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gosal completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Orthotics, Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Pain, Sprains, Wounds, Foot Problems, Biomechanics

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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.