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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's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Ankamah include trigger point injections, spasticity, and women's sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Ankamah's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ankamah's office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in pediatric rehabilitation medicine, pain medicine, and spinal cord injury medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management, sports health, and spine problems. Dr. Baxi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Baxi 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 is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: pain management, hip injury, and shoulder injury. Dr. Mendez's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He graduated from Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a rheumatologist and sports medicine specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Abdel-Megid's clinical interests: lupus, lyme disease, and dermatomyositis. MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abdel-Megid honors. He obtained his medical school training at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. 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 works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Patel's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. His professional affiliations include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Patel is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Gujarati.

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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's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Purohit include hammer toe, orthotics, and plantar warts. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Purohit is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. She is accepting 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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His training includes residency programs at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tar include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Patient ratings for Dr. Tar average 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes 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 works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Piscataway, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Manville, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Distefano's residency was performed at West Jersey Health System. Dr. Distefano (or staff) speaks French and Italian. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Overlook Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Rizvi's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wang-Epstein's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Wang-Epstein graduated from Peking University Health Science Center. Her training includes a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. She is professionally 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 works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Livingston, NJ, Piscataway, NJ, and Manville, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. El-Saheli include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. El-Saheli is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Overlook Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. El-Saheli (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tiongco include bladder infection, thyroid problems, and depression. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tiongco accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, Dr. Tiongco speaks Filipino. Dr. Tiongco's professional affiliations include 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 is an adult endocrinologist and internist. Dr. Desai's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. Luke's Hospital. Her clinical interests include pituitary tumor, infertility, and hypercalcemia. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna. She is professionally 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 works as a diagnostic radiologist in Princeton, NJ, Hillsborough, NJ, and East Windsor, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guglielmi include intravenous pyelogram (IVP), nuclear scan, and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Guglielmi attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. In his practice, Dr. Goswami focuses on foot problems and ankle problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goswami honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gandhi include warts, hammer toe, and orthotics. She is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus and Princeton HealthCare System. Her residency was performed at Christiana Care Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gandhi takes.

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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.