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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Bechler sees patients in Somerset, NJ and Princeton, NJ. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending New York Medical College and Dartmouth Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Bechler's areas of expertise include the following: rotator cuff surgery, closed reduction, and sports injuries. He accepts Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Shail Patel is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Patel is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Polish, and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. 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)

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

Dr. Rachana Purohit's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: hammer toe, orthotics, and plantar warts. Her professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Purohit has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Tony Distefano's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His training includes a residency program at West Jersey Health System. His clinical interests include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Distefano takes. In addition to English, Dr. Distefano (or staff) speaks French and Italian. His hospital/clinic 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)

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. Tar is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. His residency was performed at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Tar's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tar accepts. 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)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2 Worlds Fair Drive
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Carlos Sagebien's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. In his practice, he is particularly interested in closed reduction, reconstructive surgery, and acetabular fracture. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, First Health, and Aetna. Dr. Sagebien studied medicine at 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

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

Dr. Timothy Leddy specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Somerset, NJ and Princeton, NJ. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Leddy is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Leddy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, First Health, and Aetna. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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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)

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. El-Saheli honors 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's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Overlook Medical Center, 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)

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

Dr. Marco Ucciferri is a specialist in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ucciferri include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. Ucciferri's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Ucciferri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Summit Medical Group, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset. 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)

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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Goswami at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of foot problems and ankle problems. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Goswami honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goswami (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric neurology. Her clinical interests include stroke, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Sinha takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She is professionally 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.
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