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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 is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. Dr. Schottenfeld's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and JFK Medical Center. He accepts AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schottenfeld obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Union, NJ and Scotch Plains, NJ. Dr. Faccone is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. He is affiliated with Atlantic Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Faccone honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Faccone's office for an appointment. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), graves disease, and metabolic disorders. Dr. Bauman is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bauman honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Bauman obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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 is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Westfield, NJ, Piscataway, NJ, and Martinsville, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Purohit is 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: hammer toe, orthotics, and plantar warts. She takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Purohit 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. David A Printz, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Summit Medical Group
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. David Printz is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. These areas are among Dr. Printz's clinical interests: abdominal ultrasound, pelvic CT scan, and pelvic ultrasound. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Printz is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: MRI, Pelvic Ultrasound, Ultrasound, Abdominal Problems, Spine Imaging, Musculoskeletal Problems, CT ... (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 practices family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Paris (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paris include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Paris is open to new patients.

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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.