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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. His areas of expertise include the following: hip arthroscopy, shoulder arthritis, and rotator cuff tear. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Dhawan attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He 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 medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Arthur Kong Chow Mark, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 Eagle Avenue
Ocean, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Mark is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mark's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mark's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Kenneth Swan is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in New Brunswick, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Wall, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Swan include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Swan completed a residency program 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 P Vasen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 Eagle Avenue
Ocean, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Vasen's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Vasen attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Vasen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Great-West Healthcare, and more.

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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. Dr. Schmierer completed his residency training at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: hammer toe surgery, diabetic foot ulcers, and heel pain. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schmierer 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 sees patients in Wall, NJ and Neptune, NJ. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Doumas has an open panel.

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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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pess's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center.

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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)

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Atik is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Atik focuses on hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Atik accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Atik completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His hospital/clinic 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's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Dr. Leibowitz completed his residency training at Girard Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass foot problems and ankle problems. Great-West Healthcare, AARP, and Guardian are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leibowitz honors. Dr. Leibowitz is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Newton 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 is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Somerset, NJ and Neptune, NJ. His clinical interests include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He studied medicine 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 Orthopedic Trauma
4810 Belmar Boulevard; Suite 102
Wall, NJ
 

Dr. David Polonet is a specialist in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Polonet's areas of expertise include fractures (broken bones) and trauma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5.

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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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Red Bank, NJ and Manasquan, NJ. Dr. Lospinuso is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and metabolic bone disease. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for 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 sees patients in Manasquan, NJ and Red Bank, NJ. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has a special interest in spine problems. Dr. Bhatnagar honors Medicare insurance.

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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 in Old Bridge, NJ, Manalapan, NJ, and Deal, NJ. Areas of expertise for Mr. Belenitsky include stress management, pain management, and anxiety. He 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 Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2315 Rt 34 So; Suite D
Manasquan, NJ
 

Dr. J. Tozzi works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. His areas of expertise 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. Dr. Tozzi graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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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.