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We found 16 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems near Neptune, NJ.

Dr. Aman Dhawan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4810 Belmar Boulevard; Suite 102
Wall, NJ
 

Dr. Aman Dhawan works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Dhawan is a graduate of Albany Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Dhawan include hip arthroscopy, shoulder arthritis, and rotator cuff tear. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injuries, shoulder arthritis, ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. George Philip Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1806 Highway 35; Suite 112
Oakhurst, NJ
 

Dr. George Smith specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injuries, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Arthur Kong Chow Mark, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 Eagle Avenue
Ocean, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Mark is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Mark graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for his residency. Dr. Mark has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mark takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur P Vasen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 Eagle Avenue
Ocean, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Vasen is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Vasen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vasen is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Girvan Swan Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4810 Belmar Boulevard
Wall, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Swan practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Swan include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Swan attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Industrial Way W
Eatontown, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Pess is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pess has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Pess attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Andrew L Schmierer
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
444 Neptune Boulevard; Suite 1a
Neptune, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Schmierer specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Monroe Township, NJ and Neptune, NJ. His training includes a residency program at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Schmierer's clinical interests include hammer toe surgery, diabetic foot ulcers, and heel pain. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wounds, Ingrown Toenails, Fractures, Ankle Problems, Neuropathy, Hammer Toe Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4810 Belmar Boulevard; Suite 102
Wall, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Doumas specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Doumas is conversant in Spanish. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Teddy Labib Atik, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Industrial Way W
Eatontown, NJ
 

Dr. Teddy Atik specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Eatontown, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. Dr. Atik has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Atik include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Atik trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for his residency. His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4810 Belmar Boulevard
Neptune, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Kayiaros is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kayiaros include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Dr. Kayiaros attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Knee Problems, Hip Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Fractures, Trauma

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Specializes in Podiatry
31 Route; 206 #1
Augusta, NJ
 

Dr. Lawrence Leibowitz works as a foot doctor in Parsippany, NJ and Augusta, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leibowitz include foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Leibowitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. His residency was performed at Girard Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, AARP, and Guardian.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Ankle Problems, Sprains, Foot Problems

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
4810 Belmar Boulevard; Suite 102
Wall, NJ
 

Dr. David Polonet is a specialist in orthopedic trauma. He works in Neptune, NJ, Wall Township, NJ, and Wall, NJ. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Polonet's clinical interests encompass fractures (broken bones) and trauma.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Trauma

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2315 Rt 34 So; Suite D
Manasquan, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Lospinuso is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lospinuso include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and metabolic bone disease. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lospinuso honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis

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

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Dr. Ramil S Bhatnagar, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2315 Rt 34 So; Suite D
Manasquan, NJ
 

Dr. Ramil Bhatnagar's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in spine problems. Dr. Bhatnagar is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Tumor, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, Fractures, Trauma

Leonid M Belenitsky L.Ac. Dipl. Ac. Nccaom, MS
Specializes in Acupuncture
440 Golf Road
Deal, NJ
 

Mr. Leonid Belenitsky practices acupuncture. These areas are among Mr. Belenitsky's clinical interests: stress management, pain management, and anxiety. He is conversant in Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2315 Rt 34 So; Suite D
Manasquan, NJ
 

Dr. J. Tozzi is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Tozzi include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tozzi is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Arthritis, Replacement ... (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.