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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: hip arthroscopy, shoulder arthritis, and rotator cuff tear. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dhawan graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Dhawan is 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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

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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)

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

Dr. Arthur Mark practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mark's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for his residency. Dr. Mark is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Mark 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 sees patients in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His medical residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patients rated Dr. Vasen highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vasen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He 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)

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

Dr. Andrew Schmierer's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His clinical interests include hammer toe surgery, diabetic foot ulcers, and heel pain. Dr. Schmierer is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. His training includes a residency program at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmierer accepts.

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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, who practices in Wall, NJ and Neptune, NJ, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Doumas attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He speaks Spanish. His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Gary Pess is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pess accepts. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Pess 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)

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

Dr. Teddy Atik practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Eatontown, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. Dr. Atik obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His areas of expertise consist of hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Atik takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Podiatry
31 Route; 206 #1
Augusta, NJ
 

Dr. Lawrence Leibowitz is a foot doctor. Dr. Leibowitz's areas of clinical interest consist of foot problems and ankle problems. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, AARP, and Guardian. He completed his residency training at Girard Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Stephen Kayiaros practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Somerset, NJ and Neptune, NJ. Dr. Kayiaros graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His areas of expertise include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis.

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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 Orthopedic Trauma
4810 Belmar Boulevard; Suite 102
Wall, NJ
 

Dr. David Polonet is an orthopedic trauma specialist in Neptune, NJ, Wall Township, NJ, and Wall, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Polonet include fractures (broken bones) and trauma. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars.

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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 surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and metabolic bone disease. 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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Leonid M Belenitsky L.Ac. Dipl. Ac. Nccaom, MS
Specializes in Acupuncture
440 Golf Road
Deal, NJ
 

Mr. Leonid Belenitsky is an acupuncturist. His clinical interests include stress management, pain management, and anxiety. Mr. Belenitsky speaks 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 Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2315 Rt 34 So; Suite D
Manasquan, NJ
 

Dr. Ramil Bhatnagar's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Bhatnagar focuses on spine problems. Dr. Bhatnagar accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at 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

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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 in Toms River, NJ and Manasquan, NJ. Dr. Tozzi's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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.