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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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include rotator cuff surgery, closed reduction, and sports injuries. He is in-network for Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bechler's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is professionally 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 works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Piscataway, NJ, Berkeley Heights, NJ, and Hoboken, NJ. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Patel is accepting new patients. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Dr. Purohit's areas of expertise include hammer toe, orthotics, and plantar warts. She is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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)

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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. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Leddy's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and rotator cuff surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. Dr. Leddy is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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)

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

Dr. Alen Tar is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Raritan, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Berkeley Heights, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. Tar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. His training includes residency programs at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Tar has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 South Main Street
Manville, NJ
 

Dr. Tony Distefano's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He completed his residency training at West Jersey Health System. Clinical interests for Dr. Distefano include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. Distefano is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Distefano (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in orthopedic trauma and practices in Somerset, NJ. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Sagebien include closed reduction, reconstructive surgery, and acetabular fracture. Dr. Sagebien honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, First Health, and Aetna. Dr. Sagebien 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

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

Dr. Marco Ucciferri works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Martinsville, NJ, Hillsborough, NJ, and Warren, NJ. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Ucciferri's areas of expertise include the following: nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ucciferri accepts. Dr. Ucciferri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Summit Medical Group, 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

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's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Livingston, NJ, Piscataway, NJ, and Manville, NJ. His clinical interests include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. El-Saheli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Overlook Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. El-Saheli takes. Dr. El-Saheli has an open panel. Dr. El-Saheli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. In Dr. Goswami's practice, he is particularly interested in foot problems and ankle problems. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sinha include stroke, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. She is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Sinha is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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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.