We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna Gold near Columbus, NJ.

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Specializes in Podiatry
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Shinder practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shinder include amputation, orthotics, and osteomyelitis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Shinder is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Shinder completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial, Aria Health, and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, ankle sprain, Achilles tendonitis, bone spurs, stress fractures, tendon ruptures (tears), bursitis, foot tendonitis, bone problems, ankle tendonitis, bone infection, sprains, Achilles tendon rupture, fractures (broken bones), foot fracture

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Bone Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Edward Farrell's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputation, orthotics, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Farrell is affiliated with Jeanes Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Parkview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, ankle sprain, Achilles tendonitis, bone spurs, stress fractures, tendon ruptures (tears), bursitis, foot tendonitis, ankle tendonitis, bone infection, sprains, Achilles tendon rupture, fractures (broken bones), foot fracture

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Miller specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include amputation, orthotics, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial, Aria Health, and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ). He accepts United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His residency was performed at Parkview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, tendon ruptures (tears), bursitis, osteomyelitis, ankle sprain, foot tendonitis, ankle tendonitis, bone infection, sprains, Achilles tendon rupture, fractures (broken bones), bone spurs

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Fractures, Osteomyelitis, Ankle ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Filoramo's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Filoramo include amputation, orthotics, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Filoramo is in-network for United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, Achilles tendonitis, bone spurs, stress fractures, tendon ruptures (tears), bursitis, foot tendonitis, ankle tendonitis, bone infection, sprains, Achilles tendon rupture, fractures (broken bones), foot fracture

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Osteomyelitis, ... (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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