We found 17 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems near Neptune, NJ.

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

Dr. George Smith's specialties are 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 affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Smith takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swan include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He honors Medicare insurance.

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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. Gordon Duthie Donald III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12 Christopher Way; Suite 200
Eatontown, NJ
 

Dr. Gordon Donald is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Donald's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Pain, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Herniated Disc, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Doumas is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Doumas attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Aetna and Medicare insurance. Dr. Doumas's 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)

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Mark is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Mark is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Mark is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mark trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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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. On average, patients gave Dr. Vasen a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Gary Pess is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Pess is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pess obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pess is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Teddy Atik is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Eatontown, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Atik's clinical interests encompass hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Atik takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Stephen Peter Kayiaros, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4810 Belmar Boulevard; Suite 102
Neptune, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Kayiaros' medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Kayiaros's clinical interests include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Andrew Schmierer's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schmierer include hammer toe surgery, diabetic foot ulcers, and heel pain. Dr. Schmierer is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at St. John's Episcopal Hospital.

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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)

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

Dr. Lawrence Leibowitz works as a podiatrist in Parsippany, NJ and Augusta, NJ. His clinical interests include foot problems and ankle problems. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. Dr. Leibowitz's residency was performed at Girard Medical Center. He takes Great-West Healthcare, AARP, Guardian, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3700 Route 33
Neptune, NJ
 

Dr. John McKeon specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Knee Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Neck Problems, Ankle Problems, Hip Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David R Polonet, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
4810 Belmar Boulevard
Wall, NJ
 

Dr. David Polonet practices orthopedic trauma. Clinical interests for Dr. Polonet include fractures (broken bones) and trauma. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Trauma

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3700 Route 33; Suite A
Neptune, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas McPartland is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in East Brunswick, NJ and Neptune, NJ. His areas of clinical interest consist of foot problems, spine problems, and ankle problems. Dr. McPartland attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his residency, Dr. McPartland trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Hip Problems, Foot Problems, Spine Problems, Fractures, Trauma

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

Dr. Michael Lospinuso is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lospinuso has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Ramil Bhatnagar is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhatnagar include spine problems. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Bhatnagar 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

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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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