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We found 17 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Manville, NJ.

Dr. Andrew K Ankamah, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1553 State Hwy. 27; Suite 3100
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Ankamah works as a rehabilitation physician in Somerset, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, spasticity, and women's sports medicine. Dr. Ankamah's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Ankamah's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Naimish G Baxi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Pain Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine
51 Veronica Avenue
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Naimish Baxi is a pediatric physiatrist, pain doctor, and spinal cord injury specialist. He has a special interest in pain management, sports health, and spine problems. Dr. Baxi accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Baxi attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Pain Management

Dr. Daniel Luis Mendez, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
23 Mountain Boulevard
Warren, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Mendez sees patients in Englewood, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Warren, NJ. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Mendez include pain management, hip injury, and shoulder injury. Dr. Mendez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He graduated from Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. Dr. Mendez speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, sprains

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

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine
27 Monroe Street
Bridgewater, NJ
 

Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Megid is a specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and sports medicine. He works in Princeton, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Bridgewater, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Abdel-Megid include lupus, lyme disease, and dermatomyositis. Dr. Abdel-Megid has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abdel-Megid accepts. Dr. Abdel-Megid studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, tendonitis, gout

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Shail N Patel
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
102 South Main Street
Manville, NJ
 

Dr. Shail Patel's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Gujarati. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection

All Interests: Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's Neuroma, Bone Infection, ... (Read more)

Rachana M Purohit
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
102 South Main Street
Manville, 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)

Alen R Tar
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
102 South Main Street
Manville, NJ
 

Dr. Alen Tar is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Morristown, NJ, Raritan, NJ, and Berkeley Heights, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Tar is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tar include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. Tar takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tar trained at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection, sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's Neuroma, Bone ... (Read more)

Tony Distefano, MS
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
102 S. Main Street
Manville, NJ
 

Dr. Tony Distefano practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Piscataway, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Manville, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Distefano include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. Distefano takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He trained at West Jersey Health System for his residency. Dr. Distefano (or staff) speaks French and Italian. Dr. Distefano is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Overlook Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection, sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's Neuroma, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Tariq Ahmad Rizvi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
75 Veronica Avenue; Suite 204
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Tariq Rizvi specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Somerset, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Dr. Rizvi's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Rizvi attended Dow Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Osteoporosis, Bone Density Test, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Congxiao Wang Epstein, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
75 Veronica Avenue; Suite 204
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Christina Wang-Epstein is an internist in Somerset, NJ. She is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center. For her residency, Dr. Wang-Epstein trained at Jersey City Medical Center. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang-Epstein accepts. Dr. Wang-Epstein is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, sprains

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bone ... (Read more)

Ali N El Saheli
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
102 S. Main Street
Manville, NJ
 

Dr. Ali El-Saheli's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Livingston, NJ, Piscataway, NJ, and Manville, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. El-Saheli include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. El-Saheli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. El-Saheli is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Overlook Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection

All Interests: Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's Neuroma, Bone Infection, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27 Mountain Boulevard; Suite 9
Warren, NJ
 

Dr. Judith Tiongco works as an internist. She is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder infection, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Tiongco takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tiongco is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. She speaks Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Women's Heart Disease, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Navtika R Desai, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
105 Raider Boulevard; Suite 200
Hillsborough, NJ
 

Dr. Navtika Desai's specialties are adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. She attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at St. Luke's Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Desai's clinical interests: pituitary tumor, infertility, and hypercalcemia. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Desai is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone problems

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Hypercalcemia, Biopsy, Hyperthyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gwen Elizabeth Guglielmi, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
375 Route 206
Hillsborough, NJ
 

Dr. Gwen Guglielmi is a specialist in diagnostic radiology. Before completing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Guglielmi attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guglielmi include intravenous pyelogram (IVP), nuclear scan, and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guglielmi takes. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Intravenous Pyelogram, Body Imaging, Diagnostic Evaluation, Musculoskeletal Problems, Angiogram, CT ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
102 S Main Street
Manville, NJ
 

Dr. Ayan Goswami works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include foot problems and ankle problems. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goswami takes. In addition to English, Dr. Goswami (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Sprains, Foot Problems

Roshni S Gandhi
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
51 Veronica Avenue
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Roshni Gandhi specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Somerset, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Toms River, NJ. Her residency was performed at Christiana Care Health System. Dr. Gandhi's areas of expertise include the following: warts, hammer toe, and orthotics. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna. Her professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Neuropathy, Ankle ... (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.