We found 14 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include rotator cuff surgery, closed reduction, and sports health. Dr. Bechler is affiliated with St. Peter's Health System and Princeton HealthCare System. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bechler graduated from New York Medical College and Dartmouth Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , tendonitis

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

Dr. Mark Alan Rieger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1 Robertson Drive
Bedminster, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Rieger's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rieger at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include scoliosis, ACL reconstruction, and shoulder injury. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Rieger's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Pain, Hip Dysplasia, Scoliosis, Fractures, Shoulder Injury, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. David Y Lin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Podiatry
1 Robertson Drive
Bedminster, NJ
 

Dr. David Lin's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric podiatry. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include scoliosis, ACL reconstruction, and hip injury. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Lin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Hip Dysplasia, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rachana Purohit practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Purohit include hammer toe, orthotics, and plantar warts. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Purohit is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), bone infection, sprains

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Hallux Rigidus, Nail ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2 Worlds Fair Drive
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Carlos Sagebien is an orthopedic trauma specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of closed reduction, reconstructive surgery, and acetabular fracture. His professional affiliations include St. Peter's Health System and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Sagebien honors Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Shail Patel specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Piscataway, NJ, Berkeley Heights, NJ, and Hoboken, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), bone infection

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Hallux Rigidus, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tony Distefano's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Distefano (or staff) is conversant in French and Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. Distefano is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Overlook Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset. Dr. Distefano trained at West Jersey Health System for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), bone infection, sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Hallux Rigidus, Nail Fungus, Ingrown ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alen Tar's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His areas of expertise include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. The average patient rating for Dr. Tar is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tar accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), bone infection, sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Hallux Rigidus, Nail Fungus, Ingrown ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ali El-Saheli's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His areas of expertise include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. El-Saheli (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. El-Saheli is 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: , hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), bone infection

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Hallux Rigidus, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy P Leddy, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Worlds Fair Drive
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Timothy Leddy is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Leddy average 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, bone tumor, and hand problems. Dr. Leddy's professional affiliations include St. Peter's Health System and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Leddy is an in-network provider for Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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

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

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

Dr. Marco Ucciferri is a medical specialist in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Ucciferri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Ucciferri's areas of expertise include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. He is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Summit Medical Group, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ucciferri completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Ucciferri's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ucciferri's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), bone infection

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Hallux Rigidus, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Marie Lindsey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
766 Route 202/206; Suite 1
Bridgewater, NJ
 

Dr. Jennifer Tareco is a Bridgewater, NJ physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. For her professional training, Dr. Tareco completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tareco is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Neck Problems, Ankle Problems, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ayan Goswami's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems and ankle problems. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goswami takes. Dr. Goswami (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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

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

Dr. Kavita Sinha works as a pediatric neurologist in Watchung, NJ and Warren, NJ. These areas are among her clinical interests: stroke, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Sinha is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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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.
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