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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, who practices in Somerset, NJ and Princeton, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Bechler's clinical interests: rotator cuff surgery, closed reduction, and sports injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, First Health, and Aetna. Before completing his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Bechler attended medical school at New York Medical College and Dartmouth Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , tendonitis

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

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

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

Dr. Timothy Leddy's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Somerset, NJ and Princeton, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Leddy is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for 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 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)

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2 Worlds Fair Drive
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Carlos Sagebien is a specialist in orthopedic trauma. He works in Somerset, NJ. He is especially interested in closed reduction, reconstructive surgery, and acetabular fracture. Dr. Sagebien is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He accepts Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sagebien is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed 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

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

Dr. Marco Ucciferri works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Warren, NJ, Martinsville, NJ, and Hillsborough, NJ. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. Ucciferri's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ucciferri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Summit Medical Group, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset. Dr. Ucciferri 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)

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

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

Dr. Kavita Sinha sees patients in Watchung, NJ and Warren, NJ. Her medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Her clinical interests include stroke, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. 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.