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We found 11 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept First Health near Martinsville, NJ.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2 Worlds Fair Drive
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bechler is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: rotator cuff surgery, closed reduction, and sports injuries. He takes Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College and Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Bechler completed his residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Bechler is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Rachana M Purohit
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2003 Washington Valley Road
Martinsville, NJ
 

Dr. Rachana Purohit works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Her areas of expertise include hammer toe, orthotics, and plantar warts. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Purohit is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Purohit is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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)

Shail N Patel
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2003 Washington Valley Road
Martinsville, NJ
 

Dr. Shail Patel's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Piscataway, NJ, Berkeley Heights, NJ, and Hoboken, NJ. His clinical interests include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Polish, and Gujarati. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes 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)

Alen R Tar
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2003 Washington Valley Road
Martinsville, NJ
 

Dr. Alen Tar's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His residency was performed at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Tar's areas of expertise include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tar honors. His 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)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Worlds Fair Drive
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Timothy Leddy's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Somerset, NJ and Princeton, NJ. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Leddy is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Leddy completed a residency program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tony Distefano works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Piscataway, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Manville, NJ. Dr. Distefano (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Distefano include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Overlook Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset. Dr. Distefano's training includes a residency program at West Jersey Health System. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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. Marco Ucciferri, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2003 Washington Valley Road
Martinsville, NJ
 

Dr. Marco Ucciferri is a medical specialist in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ucciferri include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Ucciferri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Ucciferri is professionally affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Summit Medical Group, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset. He has an open panel.

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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 Orthopedic Trauma
2 Worlds Fair Drive
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Carlos Sagebien's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. His areas of expertise include the following: closed reduction, reconstructive surgery, and acetabular fracture. Dr. Sagebien is in-network for Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic fracture, fractures (broken bones), acetabular fracture

All Interests: Pelvic Fracture, Closed Reduction, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Acetabular Fracture

Ali N El Saheli
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2003 Washington Valley Road
Martinsville, NJ
 

Dr. Ali El-Saheli's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among Dr. El-Saheli's clinical interests: nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. El-Saheli (or staff) speaks 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 accepting 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 Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2003 Washington Valley Road
Martinsville, NJ
 

Dr. Ayan Goswami is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Patients rated Dr. Goswami highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include foot problems and ankle problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Goswami (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
31-a Mountain Boulevard
Warren, NJ
 

Dr. Kavita Sinha is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sinha include stroke, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sinha is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems, joint problems

All Interests: Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Bone Problems, Hip Injury, Carpal Tunnel ... (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.