We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept MultiPlan near Freehold, NJ.

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Dr. Arthur Kong Chow Mark, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
222 Schank Road; Suite 300
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Mark specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Mark is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Mark has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur P Vasen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
222 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Vasen practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Vasen average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vasen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. In addition to English, Dr. Vasen speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
535 Iron Bridge Road
Frehold, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Pess specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Eatontown, NJ, Frehold, NJ, and Toms River, NJ. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center. Dr. Pess attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pess at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
535 Iron Bridge Road
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Teddy Atik practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Atik's areas of expertise consist of hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center. Dr. Atik takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
25 Kilmer Drive; Building 3 Suite 105
Morganville, NJ
 

Dr. Keith Rinkus is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Rinkus has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. AARP, MultiPlan, and MagnaCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rinkus accepts. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rinkus trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

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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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