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

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

Dr. Mark Schottenfeld, who practices in Edison, NJ and Green Brook, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schottenfeld at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and JFK Medical Center. He takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. John Faccone works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Faccone's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. He is professionally affiliated with Atlantic Health System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Faccone is open to new patients. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he 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 is an adult endocrinologist in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Dr. Bauman obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), graves disease, and metabolic disorders. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Bauman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone problems

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

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

Dr. David Printz is a specialist in diagnostic radiology. He works in Berkeley Heights, NJ, New Providence, NJ, and Westfield, NJ. His clinical interests include abdominal ultrasound, pelvic CT scan, and pelvic ultrasound. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Printz is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: MRI, Pelvic Ultrasound, Ultrasound, Abdominal Problems, Spine Imaging, Musculoskeletal Problems, CT ... (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's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Purohit's areas of expertise include hammer toe, orthotics, and plantar warts. She is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection, sprains

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's ... (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' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Paris (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and German. His clinical interests include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. Dr. Paris is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Paris completed a residency program at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Paris honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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, Rheumatoid ... (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.