We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Medicare near Berkeley Heights, NJ.

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Dr. Mark Alan Schottenfeld, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1005 N Washington Avenue
Green Brook, NJ

Dr. Mark Schottenfeld sees patients in Edison, NJ and Green Brook, NJ. His medical specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Schottenfeld's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schottenfeld accepts. Dr. Schottenfeld graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Peter's Health System, and JFK Medical Center (East Florida).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1814 East Second Street
Scotch Plains, NJ

Dr. John Faccone sees patients in Union, NJ and Scotch Plains, NJ. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. Faccone an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. He is professionally affiliated with Atlantic Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Faccone takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Osteoporosis, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Michael Bauman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1 Diamond Hill Road/summit Medical Group; Bensley Building, Floor 2
Berkeley Heights, NJ

Dr. Jeffrey Bauman's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Bauman attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Bauman include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), graves disease, and metabolic disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bauman takes. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Bauman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone problems

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes Management, Thyroiditis, Erectile Dysfunction, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

Rachana M Purohit
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1 Diamond Hill Road; Bensley Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ

Dr. Rachana Purohit specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Purohit include hammer toe, orthotics, and plantar warts. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Purohit's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), bone infection, sprains

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Hallux Rigidus, Nail ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Printz, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Summit Medical Group
Berkeley Heights, NJ

Dr. David Printz works as a diagnostic radiologist in Berkeley Heights, NJ, New Providence, NJ, and Westfield, NJ. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Printz attended medical school at New York Medical College. His clinical interests include abdominal ultrasound, pelvic CT scan, and pelvic ultrasound. Dr. Printz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Printz is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: MRI, Pelvic Ultrasound, Ultrasound, Imaging Procedures, Abdominal Problems, Spine Imaging, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Todd Paris, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Diamond Hill Road,, Lawrence Pavilion, Floor 1; Suite A
Berkeley Heights, NJ

Dr. Richard Paris works as a family medicine physician in Berkeley Heights, NJ. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Paris's medical residency was performed at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program. Clinical interests for Dr. Paris include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Paris (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, joint problems, gout

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, HIV Test, ... (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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