We found 12 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Somerset, NJ and Princeton, NJ. His areas of expertise include rotator cuff surgery, closed reduction, and sports injuries. Dr. Bechler is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and Dartmouth Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Bechler is an in-network provider for Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Gujarati. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Marco Ucciferri is a podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery specialist in Martinsville, NJ, Hillsborough, NJ, and Warren, NJ. Dr. Ucciferri's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. His clinical interests include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. The average patient rating for Dr. Ucciferri is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ucciferri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Ucciferri is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Summit Medical Group, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset. 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)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2 Worlds Fair Drive
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Carlos Sagebien is an orthopedic traumatologist in Somerset, NJ. Dr. Sagebien graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of closed reduction, reconstructive surgery, and acetabular fracture. He accepts Coventry, First Health, Aetna, and more. 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

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

Dr. Alen Tar specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Raritan, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Berkeley Heights, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Tar average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tar's clinical interests include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. He is affiliated with 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. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Tar's training includes residency programs at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center.

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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)

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Purohit include hammer toe, orthotics, and plantar warts. Dr. Purohit's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Purohit average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Purohit is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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. For his residency, Dr. Distefano trained at West Jersey Health System. Areas of expertise for Dr. Distefano include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Distefano (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Overlook Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset. Dr. Distefano 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. Timothy P Leddy, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Worlds Fair Drive
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Timothy Leddy, who practices in Somerset, NJ and Princeton, NJ, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Leddy attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Leddy include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and rotator cuff surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Leddy average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leddy is in-network for Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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)

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

Dr. Ali El-Saheli practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Livingston, NJ, Piscataway, NJ, and Manville, NJ. Dr. El-Saheli's areas of expertise include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. El-Saheli (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include 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: , bone infection

All Interests: Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's Neuroma, Bone Infection, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Tareco's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Tareco average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tareco honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her practice 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 specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Piscataway, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, and Manville, NJ. Dr. Goswami is especially interested in foot problems and ankle problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goswami (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. Dr. Goswami is 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 is a pediatric neurologist. These areas are among Dr. Sinha's clinical interests: stroke, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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.
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