We found 16 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 practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Smith's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. Dr. Smith welcomes 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 sees patients in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Mark is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Mark attended Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally 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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Vasen is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vasen is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Vasen 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4810 Belmar Boulevard
Wall, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Swan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Swan is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency 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)

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

Dr. Christopher Doumas works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He speaks Spanish. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Doumas accepts Medicare insurance. He welcomes 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)

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Pess average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pess is an in-network provider for 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. Dr. Pess speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Andrew Schmierer practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Monroe Township, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Neptune, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: hammer toe surgery, diabetic foot ulcers, and heel pain. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Schmierer trained at St. John's Episcopal Hospital for his residency. 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)

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

Dr. Teddy Atik practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Atik's clinical interests: hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Atik's training includes a residency program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atik takes.

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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)

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

Dr. Stephen Kayiaros works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Kayiaros trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kayiaros include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Dr. Kayiaros takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Leibowitz is a foot doctor. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leibowitz include foot problems and ankle problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, AARP, and Guardian. His residency was performed at Girard Medical Center. He 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

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

Dr. John McKeon is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in East Brunswick, NJ and Neptune, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. McKeon is 4.0 stars out of 5. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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

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

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
4810 Belmar Boulevard
Wall, NJ
 

Dr. David Polonet is a specialist in orthopedic trauma. His areas of expertise include the following: fractures (broken bones) and trauma. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Trauma

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

Dr. Michael Lospinuso works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Red Bank, NJ and Manasquan, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Lospinuso is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and metabolic bone disease. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis

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

Dr. Ramil Bhatnagar is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Manasquan, NJ and Red Bank, NJ. Dr. Bhatnagar is especially interested in spine problems. He accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine 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

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

Mr. Leonid Belenitsky is an acupuncturist. Clinical interests for Mr. Belenitsky 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)

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

Dr. J. Tozzi's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tozzi's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Tozzi attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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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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