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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 is a podiatrist. His areas of expertise include orthotics, osteomyelitis, and ankle sprain. Dr. Shinder has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Shinder trained at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia. Dr. Shinder's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial, Aria Health, and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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

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

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

Dr. Edward Farrell practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Farrell include hammer toe, orthotics, and foot pain. Dr. Farrell is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Farrell completed a residency program at Parkview Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Jeanes Hospital.

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

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

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Specializes in Podiatry
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Miller works as a foot doctor. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include hammer toe, orthotics, and foot pain. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial, Aria Health, and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ). He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO. He completed his residency training at Parkview Hospital.

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

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

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Specializes in Podiatry
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Filoramo's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Filoramo include hammer toe, orthotics, and osteomyelitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Filoramo is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, tendon ruptures (tears), achilles tendon problems, bursitis, osteomyelitis, achilles tendonitis, bone infection, sprains, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis, bone spurs, 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.